Issue : 2 March 2010
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The former nurse who is now chair of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has said the care scandal at the trust should be a “warning bell” to nurse leaders.
Some nursing directors are still shirking responsibility for front line care, the new chief nurse at scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has warned.
GPs should fund nurse COPD training Subscription
GPs should fund training for practice nurses to deliver the national chronic obstructive pulmonary disease strategy, according to a leading health educator.
Nurses must be better trained and take more responsibility in ensuring patients are not malnourished, a hard-hitting report has warned.
PM's commission final report dueSubscription
The final report of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery is due to be published today.
Raising awareness of the risk of sexually transmitted infection among overseas travellersSubscription
A significant proportion of STIs in the UK are contracted abroad. Travel health consultations offer an ideal opportunity to advise people on how to cut their risks
Probe finds NMC is leaving public at 'serious risk' Subscription
Failings by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have resulted in fitness to practise cases being closed even where this has left the public “at serious risk of harm”, a highly critical audit has revealed.
Rapid response systems, including early warning scores, are widely used to detect deterioration but a recent systematic review questions this approach
While technological advances have made patient observations more accurate, care must not become too mechanical as it is patient interaction that enables staff to use intuition, says Eileen Sills
One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Nurses can help them cope by offering support, empathy and understanding