Issue : 20 April 2016
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Council cuts to budgets for health visiting and school nursing services that are putting jobs at risk threaten to “unravel” recent national efforts to boost the workforce, it has been warned.
“Anorexia could be ‘contagious’ in girls’ schools,” the Daily Telegraph reports, while the Mail Online claims that, “Pushy parents are driving children to eating disorders.”
“Dementia rate falls as men behave themselves,” The Times reports. A UK study of dementia trends over the last 20 years suggests that the number of men developing the condition has dropped significantly, possibly as a result of lifestyle changes.
“Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
“Doctors have expressed ‘huge concern’ that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England,” BBC News reports.
Nursing has ‘let itself down’ on useful researchSubscription
The nursing profession has failed to identify priorities for research that make a difference to practice, while existing evidence is not easily accessible, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has said.
NHS workforce supply problems will continue for the next “few years” and, despite additional funding to transform services locally, significant financial efficiencies will still be required, the head of the health system’s new regulator has said.
“A simple bang on the head can alter a child’s relationship with their parents claim academics,” the Daily Mail reports.
Parents are already advising their children not to study nursing as a consequence of the government’s plans to move from bursaries to loans, according to a leading community nurse.
The chief executive of a prominent integrated London mental health provider has been appointed as the new NHS national mental health director.