Issue : 17 May 2011
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Two specialist epilepsy nurses turned their service round to ensure it centred on patients’ needs
We talk to Professor Laura Serrant-Green, director of research and enterprise at the School of Health and Wellbeing, the University of Wolverhampton, who qualified as a nurse in 1986.
Large differences in a key measure of nursing quality have been suggested by data from analysts, shared with Nursing Times and sister magazine HSJ.
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The Department of Health has said it is finalising details of a development programme for school nursing.
So much for that alternative vote business. What a resounding kicking that took, eh?
‘Nurses and midwives practising without registration are taking a significant legal risk, being on the register is key to enabling high standards of care’ says Dickon Weir-Hughes
I hope the upheavals and uncertainty in the NHS didn’t prevent you from celebrating Nurses’ Day last week - even if you only had time to give yourself a quick pat on the back.
Further political pressure on government plans for a comprehensive transfer of NHS decision making powers to GP led consortia could help salvage the formal role of nurses in commissioning.
Nurses have threatened to take employers to tribunal if they try to stop incremental pay rises, after research suggested that NHS providers would cut by pay costs by £1.9bn this year.