Issue : 17 November 2009
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All-graduate detractors branded sexistSubscription
Health minister Ann Keen has accused media commentators of sexism following media coverage about nursing becoming a graduate-only entry profession.
Incremental pay is to be be held back from nurses who fail to attend training courses or take too many sick days as trusts prepare for public spending cuts, Nursing Times has learnt.
Preceptorships remain at whim of trustsSubscription
Mentoring periods for newly qualified nurses are to remain non-mandatory.
Staff chase patients for missing equipment Subscription
NHS staff in Durham and Darlington are attempting to track down unused equipment worth £500,000.
Nurses could save NHS £9bn by improving patient nutrition and taking other 'high impact' actionsSubscription
Nurses could save over £9bn a year if they implemented just eight ‘high impact actions’ which have been set out by the chief nursing officer Dame Christine Beasley.
Nursing students will not be forced to carry out NHS work in the event of an escalation of the second swine flu surge, according to Department of Health guidance.
If a wound is infected with anaerobic bacteria, are there specific dressings that should not be used?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations
Obesity is growing in prevalence and nurses need to understand its causes, consequences and co-morbidities, and how to discuss it with patients
GOSH nurses unveil workforce planning tool Subscription
An electronic tool that can be used to facilitate better workforce planning was unveiled by nurses at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children today.
A children’s hospital redesigned its clinical update sessions, using a patient journey approach to improve staff perceptions of the importance of safety
A DVD and booklet were developed to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome to achieve a balance between rest and activity through pacing
The Royal College of Nursing’s neutrality on assisted suicide implies nurses have no good reason to take sides - but ‘the voice of nursing’ must make a choice, argues Paul Wainwright
Adavances in research have created a knowledge revolution, which is helping our understanding of the effect of genetics and genomics on health and disease
Technology can back up big ideas and bold actionSubscription
Ros Moore on why we must harness technology effectively to achieve improvements in quality and efficiency
We should not see support workers as our enemySubscription
There are, among healthcare workers, a series of popular responses to an economic downturn. Some move to Spain and try to open up a vegetarian restaurant, yoga retreat or drive one of those speedboats that drag inflatable bananas around the bay throwing screaming kids into the sea. A few hunker down and prepare to see out the storm - they have mortgages or children and are rubbish at yoga. One or two get angry with politicians and managers and try to campaign to defend services. But ...
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