Issue : 2 December 2008
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Would those working in the airline industry take safety so seriously if it were not for the fact that their lives and/or those of their colleagues might be endangered by any oversight or mistake?
Recent research has found that patient safety alerts are routinely not being implemented. Louise Hunt looks at the barriers that prevent the NHS learning from its mistakes
Staff charged £15 a day for hospital car parkingSubscription
Nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are being forced to pay up to £15 a day to park their cars within hospital grounds, after Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust increased car-parking charges by 30%.
Nursing academics have challenged a critical report published by the National Audit Office into the standard of nurse training in end-of-life care.
Senior nurses are on the march at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which has just almost doubled its modern matron workforce.
‘Drunken teenagers need to respect one another’Subscription
Before I blamed reality television for most things that were wrong with the western world, I used to blame soap operas.
Old does not mean decrepitSubscription
I had never seen anything like it before. Just on one of the main roads of the town, a small, low building sat.
It appears to me that a number of specialist nurses are visiting the ward these days and, as a result, the care I am left to carry out is at a very basic level. How can I work with these nurses in a more effective way so that my skills are enhanced?
Parking charges can be a tax on the sickSubscription
One of the most controversial issues within the NHS affecting staff and patients alike surely has to be the sharp rise in hospital car-parking fees.
‘People who are obese need our help and support’Subscription
I knew what was wrong with Mrs X before she sat down. Type two diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesteraemia and osteoarthritis of the knees.