Issue : 16 December 2015
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With just a 3% success rate last year, is it worth healthcare workers having the flu vaccine?Subscription
Rob Lambkin-Williams and research nurse Karen Price explain why it is more important than ever for healthcare workers to protect themselves and their patients with the flu vaccine
Zach is an ex-soldier who’s withdrawn into a cardboard box in his kitchen. Ieuan is Zach’s friend who wants to offer assistance in the form of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly known as MDMA.
'Brave people change the NHS'Subscription
I was invited to speak at James Titcombe’s book launch a few weeks ago and I can not stress what a huge privilege it was to be a part of that event, and James’s story – but also what a huge responsibility it was.
A patient safety alert has been issued over the risk of using different airway humidification devices simultaneously.
“Patients with severe depression benefit as much from psychological therapy as they do from pills,” says the Mail Online, reporting on a study comparing two commonly-used treatments.
Can you accept a free pen?Subscription
Have you recently been on an education trip or attended a lunch time session that was sponsored by a commercial company? Did you declare it to your organisation?
“Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says,” according to BBC News.
Get ready for revalidationSubscription
It’s that time of year where most of us start to put our feet up, and wind down for the festive break. Although as nurses and midwives know only too well, the health service doesn’t stop just because the turkey is ready.
No one can say that 2015 was a smooth and peaceful journey for nurses and midwives, or me personally for that matter.
“Breakthrough could lead to ‘super painkillers’,” the Mail Online reports.