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Issue : 16 March 2010

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  • Nurse uniform

    Nurses should not let themselves be defined by their uniformSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2010

    It is time to stop focusing on nurse uniform as a means of professional identity, and to base our self worth on the importance of the profession’s work, argues Sara Morgan

  • Exercise

    Do quick workouts beat long ones?

    NHS Choices16 March, 2010

    The secret of keeping fit is to “do less exercise”, says the Daily Express. The newspaper claims that new research shows that short bursts of intense activity are enough to keep most people fit, “blowing away the myth that staying in shape takes hours of dedication”.

  • Jocelyn Cornwell

    Caring for patients means caring for nursesSubscription

    Sponsored information16 March, 2010

    As far as patient and staff experience is concerned, no problem is too small. As well as tackling the issues, leaders must involve their teams in the solutions, says Jocelyn Cornwell. Leave a comment on on this story to contribute to a national debate on the future of NHS leadership

  • Joan Saddler

    Patient experience is more important than staff satisfactionSubscription

    Sponsored information16 March, 2010

    Involving NHS ‘customers’ at every step of the decision-making process can leave a legacy of true patient-centred care, says Joan Saddler. Leave a comment on on this story to contribute to a national debate on the future of NHS leadership

  • Nurses will have no say in barring decisions

    Nurses will have no say in barring decisionsSubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    The head of a new super regulator has told Nursing Times it will not consult nurses it is considering barring from practice until it has already decided they pose a potential risk to patients.

  • Senior nurse

    Senior nurses must engage 'generation Y' on productivitySubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    Directors of nursing must win the “hearts and minds” of frontline staff to boost productivity and avoid cuts, according to one of the country’s most senior nurses.

  • Ipswich hospital healthcare assistant Ian Jasper is pictured with Gladys Davies

    Suffolk nurses launch single sex bay driveSubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    Senior nurses at Ipswich Hospital Trust in Suffolk have launched a campaign to encourage staff to make sure patients are treated in single sex facilities, in line with government guidelines.

  • Beds in cupboards prompts political outcry

    Beds in cupboards prompts political outcrySubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have said it is unacceptable that nurses are being forced to treat patients in non clinical areas in order to meet targets, following a major Nursing Times survey.

  • Minister airs concerns on use of nurses in out of hours care

    Minister airs concerns on use of nurses in out of hours careSubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    Health minister Mike O’Brien has said he is concerned that out of hours patients are being seen by a nurse when they expect to see a GP. He said patients must be made aware if a nurse is being sent to attend their call.

  • Standard checklist for emergency patients to be introduced

    Standard checklist for emergency patients to be introducedSubscription

    News16 March, 2010

    Nurses will have to follow a standard list of clinical checks for all NHS hospital emergency patients, under plans being developed by the Department of Health.

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