Issue : 21 July 2008
View all stories from this issue.
The family of an 84-year-old man at the centre of the hospital medication tampering probe fear more patient deaths will be investigated.
Breasts damaged by ill-fitting brasSubscription
Women could be damaging their breasts through wearing ill-fitting bras, UK researchers have warned.
Fertility treatment 'should be free'Subscription
Three-quarters of fertility experts say IVF should be funded by the NHS, finds a survey of 182 doctors by the British Fertility Society.
Athletes are increasingly taking caffeine to enhance their performance, according to researchers.
Antiretroviral treatment has increased life-expectancy of HIV patients by an average of 13 years, a study has shown.
Cytomegalovirus can attack ICU patientsSubscription
Intensive care patients can be infected by a virus that is best known for causing illness in immunocompromised patients, a study has shown.
Health secretary Alan Johnson has called for a ‘national movement’ to tackle obesity.
Government unveils NHS nursing reformsSubscription
Nurses are being encouraged to ‘flick through’ a new document drawing together the key points in the NHS Next Stage Review that affect nursing and midwifery.
HIV could be picked up earlier in primary careSubscription
Nurses should be on the look out for patients co-presenting with sore throat, fever and rash as these individuals might have HIV infection, says the National AIDS Trust.
RCN chief executive, and former chief executive of Central and North West London NHS trust, Peter Carter talks to NT about the case of disgraced nurse David Britten, who had inappropriate sexual relationships with 23 vulnerable women over a 20-year period, and how he uncovered what was really happening.