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.
The chance of a potentially fatal pregnancy condition is increased 41 per cent by IVF, research suggests.
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.
I will be on the picket line on 30 November along with my nursing colleagues to stand up to this government, says Linda Hobson
Patients face “unacceptable risks” to their safety as a result of laws that allow medics to practise anywhere across the EU, peers have claimed.
H1N1 flu warning to pregnant womenSubscription
Influenza in pregnant women significantly increases the risk of stillbirth or infant death shortly after birth, according to UK research which charities say “must not be ignored”.
Liquorice extract 'reduces flushes'Subscription
A liquorice extract may cut the chance of hot flushes by 80 per cent and alter the way menopausal women are treated, research suggests.
Hitting the target but missing the pointSubscription
I will be writing a six-part series on the implications of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, the most far-reaching investigation into the NHS since the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry of 2001
NHS missing an 'opportunity' over complaintsSubscription
Poor communication leads to thousands of complaints being referred to the health service ombudsman unnecessarily, a review of complaints handling in the NHS has concluded.
Decoding your mental health placement Subscription
Like all hospital settings, mental health units are full of jargon. Feeling confused? Let us help
Patient safety leaders transform handovers at George EliotVideoSubscription
Ward staff and patients at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton are reaping the rewards of investing in training for patient safety improvement.