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Issue : 20 May 2015

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  • emergency ambulance accident traffic

    Nurse-turned-lawyer issues warning on 'good Samaritan acts'Subscription

    News26 May, 2015

    Nurses who offer help in an emergency should be aware of their potential liability if something goes wrong, according to a lawyer specialising in fitness to practise cases, who warned they must ensure they have indemnity insurance in place.

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    Nursing staff 'mistakenly believe apology leaves them liable for error'Subscription

    News26 May, 2015

    Senior nurses have been warned that when trying to implement the new legal duty of candour they may face resistance from some staff who fear having to offer an apology to patients when harm has occurred.

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    'What the Tories’ victory means for the NHS’s future'Subscription

    Opinion22 May, 2015

    As the post-election dust settles and the nation divides itself between people getting excited about abolishing the Human Rights Act (what have human rights ever done for us anyway?) and wasting time on the internet playing with the Slap Michael Gove app, it is time to reflect on some of the advantages a Conservative government will bring the NHS and dump some of the scaremongering myths that might begin to spread now people find themselves in a world where we are expected to take Boris ...

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

    Midwife struck off for ‘numerous failings’ at Morecambe BaySubscription

    News21 May, 2015

    The first of a number of midwives facing fitness to practise cases in relation to baby deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been struck off.

  • Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

    Little change in patient perception of hospital nursesSubscription

    News21 May, 2015

    Patient perceptions of nurse staffing levels in hospitals have changed very little, despite a much-hyped increase in the overall size of the acute sector workforce, suggest national survey results.

  • Elderly in man in bed with health worker tending to him

    Link between admission rate and disability at end of lifeSubscription

    News21 May, 2015

    A high number of hospital admissions in the last year of life is linked with increasing disability in older patients, which may influence palliative care discussions, according to a US study.

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    Trust to 'spin-out' orthopaedics team into new 'business unit'Subscription

    News21 May, 2015

    A major teaching hospital is to hive off its orthopaedic services into an “autonomous team” within the trust as part of a pilot designed to improve staff performance and outcomes.

  • People with dementia may reactivate distressing memories from the past

    Guidance for nurses on dementia care package assessmentSubscription

    News21 May, 2015

    A guide on evaluating the emotional and psychological needs of dementia patients has been published for clinicians involved in assessment for NHS-funded nursing care packages.

  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Merseyside trust announces £1m nurse recruitment driveSubscription

    News21 May, 2015

    Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is planning to invest £1m in recruiting registered nurses over the next 12 months.

  • Peter Gill

    60 seconds with...Peter GillSubscription

    Opinion21 May, 2015

    We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.

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