Issue : 16 November 2010
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More attacks on handing maternity to GPsSubscription
Doctors’ groups have joined midwives in opposing a government U-turn that would see control of maternity services handed to GPs, warning such a move would lead to a fragmented service and a potential postcode lottery.
Call to boost nurse training on painSubscription
Nursing care of older patients must be improved, particularly the control of pain, the author of a national report on hospital mortality has told Nursing Times.
Nurses want seat at GP consortia tableSubscription
Senior nurses have questioned calls for community nurses to set themselves up as “advisory units” to the GP groups that will be commissioning NHS services from 2013.
Nurses working at hospitals that come under the media spotlight for care failings are likely to see complaints rise, evidence from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry suggests.
Understandably, the inquiry on Mid Staffs has been a major part of virtually every conversation I’ve had with healthcare professionals since it started a few days ago.
Self management of long term conditions can ease the burden on NHS resources and increase patient independence. A pilot aimed to assess the benefits of telehealth
Substance misusers who started taking drugs as part of the 1960s ‘hippy culture’ are now part of the growing population of older drug users
We cannot commission without nurses' expertiseSubscription
I was a commissioning nurse before they were invented. In the early 1990s, I was given a unique opportunity to undertake the first development post in my area as a “purchasing nurse”.
Safer medicines month was launched to alert nurses to essential aspects of medicines administration policy. This article discusses the campaign’s impact
NICE has updated its evidence based guidance on managing chronic heart failure. This article looks at the implications of these changes for nursing practice