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
Detecting problems after gastrostomySubscription
An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that complications occurring after gastrostomy are detected and responded to without delay
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.
Lung disease management guidance releasedSubscription
UK guidelines have been issued on how to manage non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, a condition involving excess mucus and inflammation in the lungs, for the first time.
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.
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.
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
Children advised on mobile phone safetySubscription
The Welsh Assembly has issued health advice on mobile phones for school children, which recommends using texts instead of making calls.
Angina linked to coronary heart diseaseSubscription
Women with the most serious form of angina – CCS Class IV – are significantly more likely to develop severe coronary artery disease than men with angina.
LEO Laboratories is recalling all remaining stock of Sodium Fusidate 500mg for intravenous infusion from selected batches because of contamination with glass particles in a small number of vials, the MHRA has said.