Issue : 16 June 2008
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A range of new benchmark checks on nursing care standards are to be introduced, the government has announced.
Patient records stolen from London hospitalSubscription
Computer files containing information of around 20,000 patients have been stolen from a hospital in London.
Nurses do their bit for hepatitis C awarenessSubscription
Specialist nurses have been raising awareness of hepatitis C at North Manchester General Hospital.
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.
Health visitors to be balloted on strike actionSubscription
Members of the Unite union, representing health visitors and NHS support staff, are to be balloted on strike action later in the summer.
Clinical staff benefit from a debrief after being involved in a failed paediatric resuscitation, according to UK researchers.
Government chooses HPV vaccine for campaignSubscription
The government has opted for the bivalent vaccine Cervarix for its new routine immunisation programme against human papillomavirus and cervical cancer.
NMC chief executive signals intention to goSubscription
A second senior member of the nursing regulator has announced that she is to resign following a highly critical report into the way the organisation is run.
North-south divide over cancer survivalSubscription
People living in the north of England are significantly more likely to die from cancer than those living in the rest of the country, suggests a new report published last week.
Top teaching tips for nursesSubscription
Elspeth Raisbeck explains how nurses can fulfil their professional code by using a variety of methods to teach students