We bring you a round up of the stories that mattered to nurses in 2009
An offer to pray for an elderly patient resulted in Christian nurse Caroline Petrie being suspended by North Somerset PCT
Major statistical analysis published exclusively in Nursing Times revealed that the more nurses that a trust employs per bed the fewer of its patients are likely to die or to experience long hospital stays.
Nursing Times revealed that warnings made by nurses about chronic staff shortages in emergency care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust were ignored.
Prime minister Gordon Brown launched the first full-scale review of nursing care for nearly 40 years.
Whistleblowing nurse Margaret Haywood who secretly filmed elderly patients for BBC Panorama documentary, Undercover Nurse was been struck off the register.
Health minister Ann Keen said that the shake-up up of the student bursary system would help open up nursing to people from a wider range of backgrounds.
Nursing Times’ exclusive survey revealed that nurses’ confidence in the safety of swine flu vaccination had fallen between August and October.
The government rubber-stamped plans for nursing in England to become a degree-only profession.
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