Issue : 18 December 2012
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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.
Too many cleft palates 'found late'Subscription
A high number of babies with a cleft palate are being diagnosed late, a report has found.
Nurse specialists can support patients through the gender dysphoria care pathway
Squeezing breasts 'can stop cancer'Subscription
A little squeeze may be all that it takes to prevent malignant breast cells triggering cancer, research has shown
Scottish nurses are to have their registration fees for a criminal records disclosure service paid for by the NHS.
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The idea that university education erodes the compassion out of student nurses is ludicrous, argues Sarah Kendal
England is one of the few countries in the EU where a major cause of preventable death is on the increase. We need to take action to tackle this issue, says Sally Davies
Directors of nursing will have to rubber stamp the safety of plans to make efficiency savings in hospitals and community services in future, under the latest operating instructions for the NHS.
Routine NHS services should be available seven days a week, the NHS Commissioning Board has announced.