Issue : 16 June 2008
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Blog: Does Darzi have all the answers?Subscription
'I'm beginning to feel a touch cynical, as if I am no longer able to get excited by yet another community-flavoured document with the Department of Health logo upon its glossy cover'
Blog: Searching for a mentorSubscription
Liz Darlison talks about day 2 of the Cancer Leadership Programme
Nurse-led cardio programme improves lifestylesSubscription
A nurse-led preventative cardiology programme can significantly improve lifestyles and reduce primary and secondary cardiovascular risk, suggests a major international study.
Blood pressure measurement could be done more simply and just as accurately using only systolic readings in patients over 50, according to researchers writing online in The Lancet.
The Healthcare Commission has called for a mattress decontamination facility at a hospital trust in Surrey to close immediately because of infection control fears.
Unions sign up to three-year dealSubscription
The first year of the three-year 8% pay deal for nurses and non-medical NHS staff was officially accepted by all but one of the NHS unions yesterday.
Work begins on national dementia strategySubscription
The government has ordered an immediate review of the prescribing and use of anti-psychotic drugs to treat dementia, under new plans to improve the quality of care of people with the condition.
What did the media report?
Severe abnormalities in ECG signatures are independent predictors of sudden death among myotonic dystrophy patients, a study has shown.
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