Issue : 22 January 2014
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Patient care and safety is at the forefront of everything that we do, says Neil Withnell
Cavell coin petition signed by over 50,000Subscription
More than 50,000 people have now signed a petition calling for nursing heroine Edith Cavell to feature on a new £2 commemorative coin.
Cornish trust appoints nurse executiveSubscription
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed a permanent nurse executive.
Stethoscopes 'may soon be obsolete'Subscription
The stethoscope, may be heading for the scrap heap after 200 years, health technology experts have claimed.
Taking vitamin D supplements has little impact on health, according to a new review of trial evidence.
A foul-mouthed convent nurse’s misconduct has been proven after she referred to frail patients as being a “pain in the arse” and smuggled a dead nun’s prescription drugs abroad, a panel has ruled.
Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.
Winter illness checklist for new parentsSubscription
A checklist for parents to keep newborn babies healthy this winter has been drawn up.
A haemophilia nurse consultant has contributed to a unique new book about the personal experiences of people affected by bleeding disorders.
“UK’s annual cancer diagnosis numbers rise by 50,000 in a decade,” reports The Guardian