Issue : 17 July 2012
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 100,000 new cases recorded every year.
How nurses can use social media professionallySubscription
Nurses can use social networking, especially Twitter, to develop professionally, by sharing knowledge and ideas, debating issues and asking for information.
A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcersSubscription
Nurses have a role to play in monitoring the success of strategies to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers and to provide accountability and maintain motivation
Children with this rare skin disorder often experience pain during dressing changes.
Main types of skin cancer and treatment optionsSubscription
This overview outlines the most common types of skin cancer and the treatment options available for each one.
Maternity unit centralisation callSubscription
As many as a third of NHS maternity units should close and be replaced with a smaller number of large facilities where consultants are available around the clock, a senior childbirth specialist has said.
Cuts 'lead to breastfeeding falls'Subscription
Women stop breastfeeding their babies earlier in areas where there have been cuts to maternity services, research suggests.
Nurses split over shift patterns Subscription
Nurses are divided over the length of shift they prefer to work and the impact of shift patterns on patients, a Nursing Times survey today reveals.
An arthritis treatment called Arthroplex that is being advertised online and in flyers is “unlicensed and unproven”, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned.
Cardiovascular disease drugs should be used moreSubscription
Drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease could be used far more widely in order to help prolong the healthy lives of older people, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.