Issue : 18 October 2011
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Would-be fathers warned not to wait beyond 45Subscription
Men in their early 40s who wish to have children should not be advised to delay by health professionals, experts have said.
A whistleblowing nurse from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has told how she was physically threatened by colleagues after raising concerns about standards in the accident and emergency department.
Greater support is needed to tackle the serious emotional consequences of whistleblowing, according to researchers.
'We must not eat our young'Subscription
Our nurse mentor gives an insight into how the other side thinks
VAT to be charged on cosmetic surgerySubscription
Jobs for nurses working within the cosmetic surgery industry could be under threat after it was announced that the cost of facelifts and breast enlargement procedures will rise by 20% due to changes to VAT charged on plastic surgery.
Using mealtime volunteers to support patientsSubscription
Malnutrition is still a problem among patients in hospital. Mealtime volunteers can play an important role in helping people to eat, and supporting nursing staff at mealtimes
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.
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.
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.
Seventeen cases of poisoning at Stepping HillSubscription
Seventeen patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport were affected by saline poisoning, police have revealed.