Issue : 22 September 2009
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Eye nurses take to the skiesSubscription
Three ophthalmology nurses flew to Jaipur in India last week in an aeroplane with a difference.
Funding squeeze halts innovative nurse-led service Subscription
Lack of funding has halted a successful nurse-led telemedicine scheme, despite such innovations being championed by the government.
Birmingham nurses win victory over back pay Subscription
A group of nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital have won a long-running battle with their trust over its failure to award them mandatory pay rises.
Healthcare assistants have taken on more and more core nursing tasks in recent years. Sally Gainsbury investigates the impact of this blurring of professional boundaries in the current economic climate
Trusts are spending thousands of pounds on screening elective patients for MRSA, but only a tiny proportion are testing positive for the infection, a Nursing Times investigation has found.
Nurses should use new patient outcome data to improve practice, academics have said.
Chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley is to ask nurses to suggest ways they can save the NHS millions of pounds in a bid to avoid arbitrary “slash and burn” cuts from managers.
The Department of Health will in future publish data comparing trusts on the satisfaction of their staff, according to health secretary Andy Burnham.
Swine flu vaccine will mean extra hours for PNsSubscription
The swine flu could spell extra payments for practice nurses who may be needed to work overtime to help vaccinate “at risk” patients during the autumn.
Compassion in nursing 2: factors that influence compassionate care in clinical practice Subscription
Exploring the professional, personal, cultural and educational factors that influence compassionate care, and how nurse educators can encourage it