Issue : 18 August 2008
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Nurse students head to PennsylvaniaSubscription
Two nursing students from London are travelling to the US to take place in the first fully-funded international nursing exchange.
Caroline Lawson, a nurse consultant from Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset, has won funding to carry out research into stroke services in Finland.
Hong Kong students come to CumbriaSubscription
Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle is currently hosting four nursing students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who are visiting as part of exchange programme.
College says nurse pay deal must be reviewedSubscription
The RCN says there is now a ‘clear case’ to review the three-year pay deal for nurses.
Therapy pilot scheme saves bed daysSubscription
A one-year pilot scheme which gives patients the chance to leave hospital earlier and receive follow-up care at home is proving to be a major success.
Diabetes centre open for Manchester patientsSubscription
A new diabetes centre at North Manchester General Hospital was officially opened by junior health minister Ivan Lewis this week.
Nurses more likely to donate organs than publicSubscription
Health professionals working in emergency care are more likely to be organ donors than the general public, finds US research.
Chewing gum may help post-operative recoverySubscription
Chewing gum appears to improve outcomes after colon surgery, finds London research published online in Archives of Surgery.
Nurses concerned over staffing levels in GlasgowSubscription
Hospitals in Glasgow are experiencing severe pressures due a shortage in nursing staff, according to a staff survey.
The nurse jobs market appears to be bucking the overall trend of the credit crunch, according to figures for July.