Issue : 16 June 2008
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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.
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.
Top teaching tips for nursesSubscription
Elspeth Raisbeck explains how nurses can fulfil their professional code by using a variety of methods to teach students
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.
Student becomes charity burns championSubscription
Aimee Carroll, a student HCA at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, has been chosen as the first ambassador of Manchester Children’s Burns Foundation – a new charity set up last year.
Spinal cord injurySubscription
Bowel function and spinal cord injury.
Articles and guidelines on the application of rectal irrigation
Nursing Times' popular illustrated series of bowel-related procedures that can be used in clinical and educational settings.
Patient records stolen from London hospitalSubscription
Computer files containing information of around 20,000 patients have been stolen from a hospital in London.
A range of new benchmark checks on nursing care standards are to be introduced, the government has announced.