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.
Resources for developing your own courses, pathways and services for bowel care
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