Issue : 19 May 2009
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This longitudinal qualitative study assessed the impact of a follow-up service to support patients following discharge from critical care
Prime Minister's Commission wants nurses' viewsSubscription
Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery is looking for nurses to contribute their opinions on the profession.
Diabetes assessment tool cuts hospital staysSubscription
A tool to help nurses manage the care of inpatients with diabetes, particularly those admitted for non-diabetes related problems, has significantly improved patient care at an acute trust in the East Midlands.
Ann Keen took time out at RCN Congress in Harrogate last week to talk to school children about the range of opportunities a career in nursing can provide.
Michael Parkinson speaks out on Haywood caseSubscription
Sir Michael Parkinson, the government’s dignity ambassador, has said that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was probably right to sack Margaret Haywood.
Nurses at RCN Congress last week voted against screening all young people for cardiac abnormalities.
Overstretched school nurses are increasingly taking on child protection roles, according to a survey published last week.
NHS quality indicators go liveSubscription
A set of national quality indicators that can be used to measure the performance of NHS nurses has been published by the government.
Top-down targets, such as maximum waiting times in A&E, would be dropped under Conservative proposals for the future of nursing.
Nursing must tap into new sources of potential recruits if the profession is to head off a fresh recruitment crisis and achieve the government’s quality agenda, warn nurse researchers.