Issue : 22 June 2010
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Hospital nurses should “nag” their employers to adopt modern IT systems more quickly, according to a sister at a trust which has been using such technology for the last six months.
There are gaps in evidence relating to interventions in common use. This project brought together clinicians and patients to prioritise where research is needed
Childhood idiopathic constipation can cause anxiety, despair and frustration for children and parents. New guidance offers best practice recommendations
Bowel care routines after spinal cord injury must be established and tailored to patients’ individual needs. Policies and procedures need to be regularly reviewed
A review led to a radical redesign of the prescription service for continence related producs, which has ensured patients receive safe, high quality care
The Care Quality Commission has criticised the lack of nurse leadership and supervision at a mental health trust which left staff fearing for their own safety.
Specialist nurses save on cancer costsSubscription
Coordination of cancer care by clinical nurse specialists or allied health professionals could help reduce cancer care costs by 10 per cent, research by the NHS Confederation and Macmillan Cancer Support has found.
Sidelining nurses 'bad for commissioning'Subscription
There are fears nurses’ fledgling role in NHS commissioning could be sidelined by moves to put GPs in charge.
Diabetes tsar: educate patientsSubscription
Structured education for patients with diabetes is an essential part of diabetes management and not a “luxury” to be cut, one of the country’s leading diabetes experts has told Nursing Times.
A controversial safeguarding scheme has been partly halted by the government following fears it would lead to nurses being unjustly struck off.