Issue : 20 April 2010
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First students tested on compassionSubscription
The first national batch of nursing students to be tested and tracked on their ability to show compassion will be arriving at Welsh universities this September.
Fears education proposals will overburden nursesSubscription
Universities are calling for a clear statement on what can realistically be expected of newly qualified nurses, to replace “turgid” draft guidance issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Managers' pay 'accelerates away' from nursesSubscription
The salaries of senior NHS managers have “accelerated away” from those paid to staff, with the average hospital nursing director now earning nearly £100,000, according to latest figures.
Cancer charity gets tough on nurse fundingSubscription
Plans to increase the number of cancer nurse specialists could be put at risk if the NHS cannot commit to funding new posts, a leading cancer charity has warned.
Nurses need greater awareness of Hepatitis C Subscription
Nurses must see Hepatitis C as a disease, rather than stigmatising people suffering from it, or risk a “major public health emergency”, a charity has warned.
A scheme to improve post operative care that has been championed and developed by nurses is being accelerated across the country amid evidence it could save 200,000 bed days a year.
Evaluating the effectiveness of falls prevention strategies in nursing care facilities and hospitalsSubscription
Falls prevention is a high impact intervention, but which strategies work? This summary outlines the nursing implications of a recent Cochrane review
Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study
Continuing professional development is vital for all nurses to move between jobs. This study looked at the factors that helped or hindered band 5 nurses’ progress
Patients with a wide variety of conditions can develop feeding and swallowing problems. An observation screening tool aimed to increase detection of dysphagia