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Issue : 20 July 2010

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  • In the majority of cases pressure ulcers can be prevented

    Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    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 nurses

    Urgent care role likely for nursesSubscription

    News20 July, 2010

    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.

  • White paper prompts nurse training fears

    Universities may close nursing courses, warn academicsSubscription

    News20 July, 2010

    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.

  • Karen Jennings

    Unison warning over social enterprisesSubscription

    News20 July, 2010

    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

    TV dramas must tune in to the truth to prevent misconceptionsSubscription

    Clinical19 July, 2010

    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 oesophagus

    Therapy guidance for Barrett's oesophagusSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on photodynamic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus.

  • Cathy Warwick

    The NHS pension scheme is hardly a tax guzzling monsterSubscription

    Opinion16 July, 2010

    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.

    The high impact actions for nursing and midwifery 2: fit and well to careSubscription

    Clinical17 July, 2010

    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

  • I think that unmanaged, unending commitment to the tasks of the day becomes corrosive for many healthcare workers.

    The good, the bad, and the ridiculously busySubscription

    Opinion16 July, 2010

    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 risk link

    Suicide risks studiedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to Swedish researchers.

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