Issue : 21 April 2008
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Length of stay for those patients having major, elective colorectal surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been reduced by five days since the launch of an Enhanced Recovery Programme
Our new continence expert blogger Frank Booth shares his experience of 30 years working with people with incontinence.
Union warns over cancelled operationsSubscription
Unison has called for the government to rethink its policy of outsourcing sterilisation of surgical equipment to the private sector.
Alert issued over heparin injection impuritySubscription
Nurses are being warned to look out for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) after some batches of a heparin injection drug were found to contain impurities.
Surgery is being cancelled due to private companies’ poor cleaning and damage to surgical instruments, reports the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Liz Darlison's prize for winning NT’s Cancer Nurse Leader of the Year Award 2007 earned her a place on the Cancer Leadership Programme run by award sponsors the Royal Marsden. Follow Liz’s highs and lows throughout the nine-month programme as she begins her exclusive Sharing Practice blog
The National Cancer Leadership programme is a well-tested course that helps its delegates focus on the behaviours essential for effective leadership, writes programme director Sara Lister
Student bursary to rise by 2.5%Subscription
The Department of Health has set a 2.5% rise for the student nurse bursary in England from 2008-09.
New Glasgow hospital will be publicly fundedSubscription
Scotland’s largest ever hospital building project will be funded entirely with public money, not with controversial Private Finance Initiative cash, first minister Alex Salmond has announced.
Setback in battle against MRSASubscription
Latest figures show that MRSA infections have increased across the NHS.