Issue : 18 August 2009
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A room of their ownSubscription
Patient and political demand for single rooms in hospital is growing. In their favour are privacy, dignity and infection control. But could there be downsides - and would they create work for nurses? Graham Clews investigates
Surgery films aim to enable earlier dischargeSubscription
Patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacement surgery at a trust in Essex are being shown short animated films to help facilitate earlier discharge from hospital.
Staff cuts and swine flu have been the focus for organised protests by nurses around the world this month.
Breastfeeding tent goes live in LondonSubscription
Midwife and infant feeding adviser Janet Blake chats with mothers at NHS Greenwich’s Baby Café breastfeeding tent – the first in the UK.
The NMC has no powers to automatically re-register retired nurses to enable them to return to full nursing duties in an escalation of the swine flu pandemic.
Practice nurses face the prospect of tougher blood pressure targets for diabetes from next year.
A pioneering service that provides hospital staff with 24-hour access to a bereavement and donation officer has helped to dramatically increase the number of tissue donations at a Lancashire trust.
CNO praises charity care homeSubscription
Chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley has praised the high standard of service provided to residents at Eversfield care home in Surrey, which is run by the charity Elizabeth Finn Care.
The Department of Health’s director of immunisation Professor David Salisbury has said nurses have a responsibility to be vaccinated against swine flu, after a Nursing Times survey reveals one third of frontline nurses do not want the jab.
Suzette Woodward on how to implement just one change to aid patient safety