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Issue : 18 January 2011

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  • leadership

    'Spot the visible difference – or see outdated NHS leadership'Subscription

    Opinion21 January, 2011

    The Health Foundation, like many other commissioners of and commentators on leadership, has been looking at leadership throughout the workforce.

  • Table tennis

    'We may not unite over table tennis but we should over pay'Subscription

    Opinion20 January, 2011

    I trained as a mental health nurse in the 1980s, which means I am very good at table tennis but I couldn’t put a drip up if you gave me a drip erection kit and a set of instructions.

  • Andrew Lansley

    Andrew Lansley lays health plans before ParliamentSubscription

    News19 January, 2011

    Legislation to scrap primary care trusts and strategic health authorities and hand around £80bn of NHS funds to GPs has been laid before Parliament.

  • A protesting nurses' placard

    'How does a generic education prepare nurses for disparate roles?'Subscription

    Opinion18 January, 2011

    I trained as a mental health nurse in the 1980s, which means I am very good at table tennis but I couldn’t put a drip up if you gave me a drip erection kit and a set of instructions. I am not very good at anatomy and physiology either, although I know an ear when I see one.

  • anne marie rafferty

    'Being a lastminute.com person is hard on other people'Subscription

    Opinion18 January, 2011

    We talk to the head of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London, Anne Marie Rafferty, who has been a nurse for almost 30 years.

  • Nadia Chambers joins the nursing register in 1982

    'I had to think differently about nursing'Subscription

    Opinion18 January, 2011

    Nadia Chambers is the national coach for QIPP, where she influences many nurses. But her work is still inspired by her original desire to care for patients

  • A Seat on the Board

    Nurses to sit on commissioning cluster boardsSubscription

    News18 January, 2011

    Primary care trust clusters will be forced to have a nurse on their boards, but no decision has yet been made about the role of the chief nurse on the National Commissioning Board.

  • dentist

    Community nurses act as 'fresh eyes' to improve servicesSubscription

    News18 January, 2011

    Community nurses in Derbyshire are being parachuted into different areas - including management - as a “fresh pair of eyes” to improve services.

  • A nurse specialist talks to a patient

    Cancer posts rely on charitySubscription

    News18 January, 2011

    The government is relying on charitable funding to achieve its ambition for one to one care for cancer patients, Nursing Times can reveal. Do you think we need a new national cancer strategy?

  • Suzette Woodward, director of patient safety at the National Patient Safety Agency

    Nursing staff cuts will mean hike in risk to patientsSubscription

    News18 January, 2011

    The director of the National Patient Safety Agency has issued a stark warning about the impact cuts in nursing posts will have on patient safety.

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