Issue : 18 October 2011
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Nursing Times finds its longest subscriberSubscription
Nursing Times has found the nurse that’s been reading the magazine and subscribing for the longest period of time.
No self-respecting blog about nursing and politics could miss the chance to talk about the new health bill passed a fortnight ago. The thing is I’m Scottish.
Undercover carers hired to help dying womanSubscription
A woman was so unhappy about the level of care nurses were giving her elderly mother that she hired private carers to work undercover and look after her.
Care worker 'started fatal blaze'Subscription
A teenage care home worker killed an elderly resident after she deliberately set fire to her room so she could “act as the heroine”, a court heard on Monday.
The body being handed £5bn of training funding may lack the “authority” to ensure the money is protected, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
SNP criticise ban on blood donation for gay menSubscription
The SNP has condemned a “prejudiced” ban on men giving blood for one year after having sex with other men.
The government has pledged to define the role of school nurses more clearly, amid concern about the dwindling workforce and union calls for caseloads to be slashed by 80%.
Public health minister Anne Milton has admitted she is “disappointed” by recent figures suggesting a decline in the number of health visitors working in England.
Part three of the register a 'shambles'Subscription
The head of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has admitted the third part of its register, covering specialist community public health nurses, is a “shambles” and in need of reform.
Blood service review 'victory' for unionsSubscription
Unions have claimed victory over a campaign to prevent parts of the NHS blood and organ transplant service being privatised.