Issue : 22 February 2011
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Region introduces hourly rounds Subscription
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 nursesSubscription
Theatre nurses are being urged to apply for a £1,000 cash award to enhance their training.
53,000 NHS jobs 'under threat'Subscription
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.
Pazopanib recommended for kidney cancerSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has approved a new treatment for kidney cancer.
Parents warned against home child allergy testsSubscription
Buying high street tests to self-diagnose children with food allergies could lead to parents actually damaging their health, NICE has said.
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 is disappointed at the government’s lack of commitment to create policies that encompass maternity services
Baby deaths could have been avoidedSubscription
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.
Small actions matter when motivating staffSubscription
Simple interventions can motivate your employees and encourage them to go the extra mile, says Theresa Shaw
National guidance on pregnancy and diabetesSubscription
The Royal College of Midwives and NHS Diabetes have published joint guidance for managing pregnant women with diabetes.