Issue : 19 March 2013
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“Botox is commonly used to smooth out wrinkles, but new research suggests it could be used to help asthma sufferers,” the Mail Online reports.
“More than 3,500 cases of scarlet fever – the vast majority in children – have been reported since September,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
“A vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis is set to be introduced in the UK,” BBC News reports, while the Mail Online adds that a “New life-saving meningitis jab [will be available] for all children on NHS as Health Secretary announces policy U-turn.”
Ministers are considering whether to require aspiring nurses to complete a year’s caring experience before they are accepted onto a degree course.
An expected surge in fitness practise cases that underpinned the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to increase the registration fee has so far failed to emerge, the regulator revealed yesterday.
The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests.
NICE consults on new intubation deviceSubscription
A device designed to help health professionals when there are unexpected difficulties in positioning a temporary tube (intubation) to keep the windpipe open could improve outcomes and patient safety across certain clinical settings, according to NICE.
Paramedics are waiting with patients in hospital corridors outside A&E departments because there are not enough nursing staff and beds to cope, a top ambulance service boss has said.
NHS staffing numbers in England fell by 0.2% between 2011 and 2012, it has emerged.
Mid Staffs nurse retires after 50 years' serviceSubscription
A nurse specialist at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is to retire after working at the trust for almost 50 years.