Issue : 2 June 2009
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An action-research study examines a patient journey model to improve patient-centred care and the collaboration needed for the project’s success
England rugby captain Steve Borthwick visited nurses at London’s Northwick Park Hospital last month to help raise funds for the hospital’s haematology unit.
A nurse practitioner in Norwich has become the first in Norfolk to become a partner at a general practice surgery.
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
Combination therapy managed by a practice nurse can successfully treat patients with pain-associated depression, according to US researchers.
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.
Cancer tsar to be judge in Nursing Times AwardsSubscription
The government’s national clinical director for cancer, Mike Richards, and the Department of Health’s NHS workforce director, Clare Chapman, are among the high-profile judges of this year’s Nursing Times Awards.
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.
A national marketing campaign to recruit more nurses and ‘renew and refresh’ the public’s perception of the profession could start early next year.
Nurses go the extra mile for hospicesSubscription
Two nurses walked 40 miles in 16 hours last month to raise money for palliative care facilities in the North East, including the building of a new children’s hospice.
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.
More than half of nurses think the European working time directive could have a negative effect on patient safety, according to an online survey by Nursing Times.
Sharon Eustice, who steps down as chair of the Association for Continence Advice at their annual conference next week, looks at the challenges facing continence services
Research assessed parent and child understanding of the continence issues affecting them and the response of the family and healthcare professionals
Exploring the new and updated aspects in NICE guidance on schizophrenia, focusing on treating acute episodes and recovery, and preventing relapse
Fracture liaison services and clinical audit are just two areas in which nurses can implement the National Osteoporosis Society manifesto, argues Julia Thomson
Faecal incontinence affects relationships, employment and self-esteem
A Nursing Times survey has revealed gaps in training and education for continence management. Clare Lomas investigates how this can be addressed
A practical guide to using bladder ultrasound to diagnose urinary retention
Outlining the development of an online structured framework to help student nurses achieve assessment learning outcomes during practice placements