Issue : 21 September 2010
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The image of nursing: The unskilled nurseSubscription
In the third of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask whether an ape could do your job.
Wide disparities in midwife dutiesSubscription
Midwives in some regions of England have workloads more than a third higher than hospital safety standards recommend, official figures suggest.
NMC reviews public health nursing roleSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced a review of public health nursing.
Healthcare assistants carry out nursing tasksSubscription
Healthcare assistants are routinely taking on tasks traditionally performed by registered nurses, but are becoming less inclined to take professional qualifications, a survey by Unison has found.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to develop a system to monitor “systemic failure” in trusts.
Artificial pancreas developedSubscription
An artificial pancreas that could end the need for daily insulin injections by diabetics has been developed by researchers at Leicester’s De Montfort University.
Trusts are staking around £280m a year on the ability of nurses to help hit local targets, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
Patients benefit from quality targetsSubscription
There is evidence that attaching financial penalties to nursing quality targets improves patient care.
Documentation and assessments are crucial to following patients’ progress. One action research project radically changed processes to improve patient care
A member of the NICE guideline development group highlights issues in the latest evidence based public health guidance on cardiovascular disease prevention