Issue : 18 December 2012
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Nurse leads hospital out of A&E breachSubscription
Getting all hospital staff – from porters to managers – involved was the key to improving accident and emergency performance at a trust which had been failing the target for years, according to the nurse who led the work.
Scottish nurses are to have their registration fees for a criminal records disclosure service paid for by the NHS.
The threat of care home inspections by regulators over the festive period has been criticised.
Discover a new career as a health visitorSubscription
Redundancy threat for 750 staff at Yorkshire trust Subscription
Up to 750 jobs could be axed at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as it looks to save £50m by 2015.
Anthrax infected drug user diesSubscription
A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, public health experts have said.
Voluntary regulation of HCAs 'inherently weak'Subscription
The voluntary regulation of healthcare assistants is an “inherently weak” idea that would leave patients at risk, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Hormonal changes that occur during childbirth may enable women to develop natural barriers against the onset of chronic pain after delivery, two separate studies from the US have confirmed.
Older cancer patients may be missing out on the best treatment as the easier met needs of younger people are prioritised, a survey involving specialist nurses has suggested.
Two nurses and a former nurse have been named as the best in their field at this year’s NHS Leadership Recognition Awards.