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Issue : 22 February 2011

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  • Region introduces hourly rounds

    Region introduces hourly rounds Subscription

    News23 March, 2011

    Trusts in the East Midlands are importing a US nursing model involving hourly checks on patients, in response to harrowing stories regarding poor care of the elderly.

  • Bursary available for theatre nurses

    Bursary available for theatre nursesSubscription

    News4 March, 2011

    Theatre nurses are being urged to apply for a £1,000 cash award to enhance their training.

  • scissors

    53,000 NHS jobs 'under threat'Subscription

    News24 February, 2011

    More than 50,000 NHS jobs face being axed, including doctors, nurses and dentists, because of government spending cuts, “destroying” claims about the funding of the health service, according to a new report.

  • kidney

    Pazopanib recommended for kidney cancerSubscription

    News24 February, 2011

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has approved a new treatment for kidney cancer.

  • child

    Parents warned against home child allergy testsSubscription

    News24 February, 2011

    Buying high street tests to self-diagnose children with food allergies could lead to parents actually damaging their health, NICE has said.

  • Eileen Sills

    'My staff are my biggest critics and my biggest allies'Subscription

    Opinion24 February, 2011

    We talk to the chief nurse and chief operating officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, Eileen Sills, who qualified as a nurse in 1980

  • Cathy Warwick

    'Midwives must have powers to advise commissioning boards'Subscription

    Opinion23 February, 2011

    Cathy Warwick is disappointed at the government’s lack of commitment to create policies that encompass maternity services

  • National guidance on pregnancy and diabetes

    National guidance on pregnancy and diabetesSubscription

    News23 February, 2011

    The Royal College of Midwives and NHS Diabetes have published joint guidance for managing pregnant women with diabetes.

  • presents

    Small actions matter when motivating staffSubscription

    Opinion23 February, 2011

    Simple interventions can motivate your employees and encourage them to go the extra mile, says Theresa Shaw

  • Baby deaths could have been avoided

    Baby deaths could have been avoidedSubscription

    News23 February, 2011

    More than half of baby deaths at a number of West Midlands hospitals could have been avoided if the mothers had been better assessed for risk factors, and one quarter of the deaths would ‘probably’ have been avoided, a study has found.

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