Issue : 20 January 2009
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In 2008 we all blew out the candles on the NHS 60th birthday cake but in 2009 we have to close our eyes, make a wish and cut this cake into ever-thinning slices.
Nurses from BME groups do not appear to be applying for a programme to develop the skills and confidence to cope with senior level positions
Creating a ‘new culture of leadership’Subscription
Clare Chapman is charged with overseeing the NHS nursing workforce. She tells Steve Ford about developments in nurse leadership, education and why the economic downturn could be good for the profession
This article outlines evidence on pain management in older people with hip fracture
Football, music, and when a cold is a fluSubscription
So I’m chatting to someone I don’t know about music. It’s what we men do if football or the weather is not available and we are forced to talk, although I have on occasion started conversations with both ‘That’s a nice shirt’ and ‘Is your life going in a way that you might have hoped 10 years ago?’, only to realise that the other bloke thought I wanted to marry him.
Government acts to fix nurse education failuresSubscription
The best nursing courses will be commissioned and poor ones could see their funding withdrawn, under latest government plans to tackle the failures in nurse education.
This article describes how a new therapeutic approach improved treatment of borderline personality disorder
Infection control nurses back ten-point guide highlighting rapid isolation to cut C. diff ratesSubscription
Infection control nurses have backed latest Department of Health guidelines on the management of C. diff in hospitals.
Recent guidance advises lifting the mobile phone ban in hospitals but we must consider the implications of this, says Linda Pearce
Manual handling 3 - sliding a patientSubscription
The procedure for sliding a patient from bed to trolley using a transfer board