Issue : 2 November 2010
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The accessibility of sexual health services in the UK must be improved, the Terence Higgins Trust has said.
Charity warns of neonatal nurse shortageSubscription
A report by a baby care charity has claimed that babies’ lives are being put at risk because there are not enough nurses working in neonatal units in England.
Active lifestyle 'reduces cold symptoms'Subscription
A study on the common cold has indicated that people who are fit and active are less likely to get colds than people with sedentary lifestyles.
Dual acute and community role pilotSubscription
Nurses are to work in both acute and community care settings, under a scheme to be launched by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust in London.
Capita eyes up NHS bodies Subscription
Health quangos employing about 1,800 nurses are being targeted for takeover by private company Capita.
Excessive use of community treatment orders has changed how patients view community psychiatric nurses, the Care Quality Commission has said.
Nurse director aims high for BasildonSubscription
The new nursing director at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has said nursing staff morale is now “very good”, and that she wants the hospital to become one of the best in the country.
Student nurses who move between education institutions may be tracked in the future.
Tragedy puts skills deficit in the spotlightSubscription
The case of an agency nurse mistakenly turning off a disabled patient’s ventilator is symptomatic of the increasing dilution of skills in overstretched community nurse teams, senior nurses have warned.
The media must stop attacking the professionSubscription
This week being a nurse has been tougher than ever.