Issue : 20 October 2009
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Nurses present the CNO with 580 efficiency ideasSubscription
Nearly 600 proposals have been submitted in response to the chief nursing officer for England’s call for the profession to suggest ways to save NHS resources.
Sending patients in the right directionSubscription
A campaign to help patients choose the most appropriate place to get treatment, rather than automatically heading to A&E, was launched this month across the north east by NHS North of Tyne.
Third of nurses think Labour best for profession Subscription
A third of nurses think Labour is the political party that best understands the contribution of nursing care to the NHS and how to improve it, suggests a snapshot poll of more than 600 visitors to the Nursing Times website.
The NMC will take into account the difficulties of working in unfamiliar areas of practice when receiving complaints about nurses during a surge in the swine flu pandemic.
Student nurses are not being given the opportunity to practice basic observation techniques while on clinical placements, potentially leading to a major gap in essential skills.
Worsening hospital performance on discharging patients has prompted calls for nurses to be handed control over transfers of care.
An outline of the training and assessment process for a nurse practitioner to carry out a form of laser peripheral iridotomy
Present at the first successful heart and lung transplant at Papworth Hospital 25 years ago, modern matron Celia Hyde reflects on how her career has developed with the service Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
RCN survey highlights 'moral distress' of nurses Subscription
Nurses are being left in ‘moral distress’ because they are too short-staffed to treat patients properly, the RCN has claimed following a major survey.
An outline of nursing assessment and management of Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s syndrome