Issue : 16 February 2010
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The lived experience of younger women with vulval cancer: the impact of delayed diagnosisSubscription
More young women are being affected by vulval cancer but lack of knowledge about the symptoms of the condition can lead to significant delays in referral
How a central venous catheter surveillance tool was developed for use with all ethnic groups Subscription
Central venous catheters are a common cause of healthcare associated infections. A nurse team devised surveillance that enables staff to identify infections in patients of any skin colour
A major nursing improvement programme, due to be launched during the spring, is expected to reveal many general and geriatric hospital wards are under-nursed while other areas have too many.
Staff and patient experience 'closely linked'Subscription
Where nurses are happy so are their patients, suggests research published by the Department of Health, which found staff experience was “closely linked” to good patient experience.
Nurse-led service slashes cancelled heart opsSubscription
A nurse-led service for patients having cardiac surgery has helped slash the number of cancelled operations and length of hospital stay at a south London trust.
Hampshire hospital 'on fire'Subscription
Staff at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital were put to the test last week during a fire and evacuation exercise.
Nurses will assess services, develop measures to root our poor care and be supported to develop leadership skills under a vision set out by the Care Quality Commission.
A pioneering tool to help prevent falls in older patients is being piloted at London’s Imperial College Healthcare Trust.
Pledge to restore public trust in nursingSubscription
The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery will ask all nurses to make a pledge underlining their commitment to high quality care, their engagement with health service improvement and their professional accountability.
“Immediate steps” must be taken to strengthen and recognise the “linchpin” role of ward sisters and charge nurses, the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery recommends.