Issue : 18 December 2012
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Long serving RCN regional director retiresSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber has retired after 30 years with the union.
New nurse led ‘holistic’ lung cancer clinicSubscription
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is piloting a holistic nursing assessment clinic for patients with lung cancer, looking at their psychological and social needs.
Norovirus cases may have hit 880,000Subscription
Almost 880,000 people could have been affected by an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, health officials said.
A new study has found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic typically used to treat coughs and bronchitis, is no more effective than using no medication at all.
'Half of men to get cancer by 2027'Subscription
Half of all British men are likely to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts predict.
Nurses pay increases, but less than NHS managersSubscription
Nurses have seen their average basic pay increase by just 0.7% while NHS managers have seen their pay rocket by 2%.
Four ambulance staff and a hospital worker have been arrested by police in connection with the death of a man outside an accident and emergency department earlier this year.
'I find it really hard to say no to patients' Subscription
Before I started my training, I imagined I would sweep around the wards, being at my patients every beck and call.
Extra whiplash treatment 'not cost-effective'Subscription
Normal care for whiplash is as effective as more expensive and thorough treatment, a new study has suggested
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