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Issue : 21 January 2008

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  • Evidence gap in care home infection controlSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    There is a worrying lack of research on the best ways to prevent MRSA in care home settings, warn researchers.

  • Cancer teams lacking specialist nursesSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nearly a quarter of multi-disciplinary cancer teams in some specialities may not have a clinical nurse specialist, ministers have conceded.

  • Named nurse needed for dementia sufferersSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    All people with dementia should be given a named community psychiatric nurse or social worker to help improve the quality of their care, a group of MPs has said.

  • Government launches £372m public health campaignSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    The government has launched a £372m strategy aimed to encourage the population to live healthy lives and maintain a healthy weight.

  • RCN fellow becomes ICN presidentSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    RCN fellow Derek Benton has been made chief executive of the International Council of Nurses.

  • Low vitamin E levels linked with physical declineSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    Low levels of vitamin E are associated with physical decline in among older people, according to a study.

  • Nurse entrepreneurs opportunitySubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A course to help entrepreneurial healthcare professionals develop their own businesses was launched in London last weekend.

  • Essex nurses win innovation awardSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A nurse-led service for patients with COPD has been awarded the British Thoracic Society’s silver jubilee award.

  • Nordic learning for studentsSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A group of nursing students from Swansea University are travelling to Sweden and Finland this week to study as part of their pre-registration training.

  • NICE approves lung cancer drugSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    NICE has issued final guidance on the on the use of pemetrexed disodium (Alimta) for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced lung cancer.The institute recommend that the drug be made available on the NHS for all patients who are considered to have advanced disease, and for whom surgical intervention is not deemed appropriate.