Issue : 18 August 2008
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Specialist palliative care shortage in ScotlandSubscription
Most people requiring palliative care in Scotland are treated by generalists not specialists, says a report from Audit Scotland.
Survival rates improve by 11% for teen cancersSubscription
Survival rates for teenagers and young people with cancer have improved significantly over the last 20 years, according to UK research.
District nurses and palliative careSubscription
Palliative care education programmes significantly improve district nurses’ ability to deliver end-of-life care, suggests a UK study.
Ward introduce child-friendly uniformsSubscription
Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead has introduced new specially designed uniforms in a bid to make their ward more child-friendly.
Second body left at Glasgow hospitalSubscription
A second body has been left on a ward for an extended period of time at a Glasgow hospital.
Trust fined over hazardous substance exposureSubscription
A Lincolnshire acute trust has been fined after a worker was exposed to hazardous substances
Using silver coated endotracheal tubes with critically ill patients can lead to a 36% reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Posture technique reduces back painSubscription
Using the Alexander technique in combination with an exercise programme can significantly reduce pain and improve functioning in patients with chronic back pain, according to UK researchers.
Growing success for cadet schemeSubscription
A successful nursing cadet scheme in Lincolnshire has been expanded to meet high demands.
Kent nurse wins top learner awardSubscription
A nurse from Kent has been awarded the South East Region Adult Learners Award from the Learning Skills Council for outstanding achievement in her field of study.