Issue : 18 December 2012
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The 18 December was an important day for the NHS. The new NHS Commissioning Board set out its guidance on how the health service will be run when it takes over from the Department of Health in April.
Five of the 34 new clinical commissioning groups that were approved this week do not have a nurse in place on their board yet, despite it being mandatory, Nursing Times has learnt.
Brief intervention for alcohol misuseSubscription
Brief interventions - ’having a word’ at the right time - can be effective in making people reconsider their drinking behaviour and cut their alcohol intake significantly
Nurse specialists can support patients through the gender dysphoria care pathway
Developing mental health services in Rwanda Subscription
After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the need to educate people and establish mental health services were identified as vital aspects of rebuilding the country
A new head of children’s nursing has been appointed at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Too many cleft palates 'found late'Subscription
A high number of babies with a cleft palate are being diagnosed late, a report has found.
Doctors must be more sympathetic to pregnant women in danger of losing their babies, according to a new report.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland is to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives in the new year.