Issue : 20 July 2010
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'My A&E placement is the best I've ever had'Subscription
I am very busy at the moment with my final placement.
Increased local control of nurse education and training could lead to the closure of courses and have adverse effects on workforce planning, academics have warned.
Unison warning over social enterprisesSubscription
Nurse entrepreneurs risk shouldering the blame for services that fail in tough financial conditions, Unison head of health Karen Jennings has warned.
The GP led groups set to take over the bulk of NHS decision making must be monitored for how well they are involving nurses - but it will also be up to the profession to make its voice heard, the chief nursing officer for England has told Nursing Times.
Urgent care role likely for nursesSubscription
More nurses and fewer doctors could make up out of hours services as GP commissioners attempt to reduce costs in a tough economic climate, the Royal College of Nursing has predicted.
Public health nurses face shift to councilsSubscription
The majority of public health nurses and some health visitors could be transferred to local authority control under the white paper’s proposals.
Anne Milton: a letter to Nursing Times readersSubscription
We want nurses to be free to spend more time caring for their patients on their wards and in the community, rather than being stuck in offices overloaded with paperwork.
Nurses respond to the white paperSubscription
Reactions to the white paper
Offering spiritual support to dying patients and their families through a chaplaincy serviceSubscription
Spiritual care involves giving time and compassionate attention to dying patients and their families. A trust explains how an innovative chaplaincy service was set up
Although spirituality is a difficult concept to define, supporting patients’ individual spiritual needs may help them to cope with their illnesses