Issue : 2 June 2009
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Wendy Reid, the national clinical lead for the European working time directive, talks to Steve Ford about why she thinks limiting doctors’ working hours to no more than 48 hours a week is good for nurses and their patients
What does the 48-hour week mean for nursing?Subscription
As doctors’ hours are reduced, will this mean greater career opportunities for nurses – or just more work being dumped on them? Steve Ford investigates how nurses think the European working time directive will affect their roles and standards of care.
A practical guide to using bladder ultrasound to diagnose urinary retention
Trust asks its patients to help rate wardsSubscription
A trust near Liverpool is using patient feedback to check the standard of care on its wards as part of a rating scheme to promote high-quality care.
New targets for tight glycaemic control in the GP contract could increase the risk of hypoglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes, nurse specialists have warned.
Dave Prentis on how UNISON will support nurses during the recession
Exploring the new and updated aspects in NICE guidance on schizophrenia, focusing on treating acute episodes and recovery, and preventing relapse
A nurse practitioner in Norwich has become the first in Norfolk to become a partner at a general practice surgery.
Nursing degrees must be built on communicationSubscription
So I’m wandering around a department store with my daughter while her mum tries on linen when I find - and I blame bad signposting near hosiery for this - that we have wandered into what I can only imagine to be the menopausal chiffon section.
A Nursing Times survey has revealed gaps in training and education for continence management. Clare Lomas investigates how this can be addressed