Issue : 17 March 2008
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'Internship' recommended for Welsh graduatesSubscription
A workforce inquiry has recommended an ‘internship’ scheme be introduced to help graduate nurses in Wales find work.
The organisation responsible for the regulation of the UK’s 640,000 nurses has found itself facing serious allegations about how it is being run.
Newly-qualified nurses face jobs crisisSubscription
Unemployment among newly-qualified nurses and midwives has soared by more than 80%, according to a government survey.
A three-minute interview with Sarah Zanoni, RCN regional officer for the south west, on Tory peer Lord Mancroft’s recent comments that nurses at Bath Royal United Hospital NHS Trust were ‘grubby’, ‘drunken’ and ‘promiscuous’.
Concerns over future of health visitingSubscription
UNION officials are calling for an urgent meeting with health secretary Alan Johnson over concerns about the future of the health visiting profession.
Study shows benefits of nurse geneticistsSubscription
Nurses have a crucial role to play in the delivery of genomic medicine, according to a study.
Poor health costs UK £100bn, report saysSubscription
POOR health is costing the UK economy £100bn a year, according to a new report.
MANY trauma patients are still experiencing moderate to severe pain 12 months after sustaining their injuries, according to a study.
Depressive signs in minorsSubscription
The signs for depression in children differ markedly from those in adults, according to German researchers who carried out a literature review.
Watchdog investigates Staffordshire trustSubscription
The Healthcare Commission has launched an investigation into high mortality rates at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.