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Issue : 19 January 2010

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  • Nottingham trust named best in NHS for gays and lesbians

    Nottingham trust best gay friendly employer in NHSSubscription

    News24 January, 2010

    Five NHS organisations appeared in the annual list of the UK’s top 100 lesbian, gay, and bisexual friendly employers, published by charity Stonewall.

  • Pay negotiators may focus on better conditions

    Pay negotiators may focus on better conditionsSubscription

    News23 January, 2010

    Unions have hinted they may seek better working conditions over significant salary rises in this year’s pay negotiations due to the public sector spending squeeze.

  • New director of nursing at Barking trust

    New director of nursing at Barking trustSubscription

    News20 January, 2010

    Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Deborah Wheeler has taken up the post of executive director of nursing.

  • Community nursing should be taught as separate degree

    Community nursing should be taught as separate degree Subscription

    News19 January, 2010

    Community nursing should be offered as a degree subject separate from general nursing, according to a leading nurse academic. 

  • Cancer survivor plan means 'shift' in nurse skills

    Cancer survivor plan means 'shift' in nurse skillsSubscription

    News19 January, 2010

    Practice and community nurses will need a range of new skills to help deliver a major government strategy to improve the care of cancer patients and survivors.

  • Darzi's promise to trainee nurses put off for another year

    Darzi's promise to trainee nurses delayed for another yearSubscription

    News19 January, 2010

    Nurse pre-registration training will continue to be underfunded to the tune of £400m a year, as the Department of Health is stalling reforms promised in Lord Darzi’s next stage review for the second year running.

  • Students face debts of up to £7,000

    Students face average debts of over £6,500Subscription

    News19 January, 2010

    The average nursing student can expect to finish their course with debts of between £6,500 and £7,000, according to results from the annual Unison student survey.

  • NMC "single minded" about HCA regulation

    NMC 'single minded' about HCA regulationSubscription

    News19 January, 2010

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive and registrar has told Nursing Times he is “single minded” about ensuring healthcare assistants are regulated nationally.

  • Nurses to create personal "brands"

    Nurses to create personal "brands"Subscription

    News19 January, 2010

    Nurses would run hospitals and sell services directly to the public using their personal “brands”. This is the vision of the director of a network of nurses who recently discussed her ideas with Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

  • 'Nurses lack career structure', say Conservatives

    'Nurses lack career structure', say ConservativesSubscription

    News19 January, 2010

    Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said last week that nurses lacked the structured career paths that junior doctors benefited from.

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