Issue : 20 July 2010
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Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.
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.
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.
With a growing focus on health issues on television, nurses can help programme makers to ensure the public receive accurate health education, says soap adviser Victoria Harmer
Therapy guidance for Barrett's oesophagusSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on photodynamic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus.
Men retiring at 65 can expect to live another 13 years, while women who retire at 60 should live for another 22 years, according to official figures. Even as the state retirement age creeps up, people can still expect to live for years in retirement, especially as life expectancy climbs ever higher.
Sickness absence impacts on continuity of care and costs the NHS £1.7bn each year. Ward managers must take action to improve nurses’ health and wellbeing
The good, the bad, and the ridiculously busySubscription
I think that the key to success is balance. It certainly is when standing up or riding a bike and I remain convinced it applies to pretty much everything else too.
Suicide risks studiedSubscription
The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to Swedish researchers.