Issue : 23 February 2010
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A history of sexual abuse is common in people with mental health problems. A trust set up a training programme to help staff broach this difficult issue with service users
Clinical nurse specialists at Imperial College Healthcare Trust are promoting their role and helping train other nurses using an initiative borrowed from medicine.
2020 degree target not 'meaningful'Subscription
A requirement for all nurse leaders and specialists to have degrees by 2020 risks not being “meaningful”, senior nurses have said.
NHS spending cuts are likely to mean nurses come under pressure to move between wards more often, a nursing workforce expert has predicted.
The Productive Ward programme has shown significant potential to grow leadership skills at ward level that could be incorporated into training, according to an independent review by nurse researchers.
Nurses have a professional responsibility to blow the whistle when they have concerns, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.
NHS Direct has 'changed nursing practice'Subscription
The introduction of nurse led telephone triage has substantially changed nursing practice, creating new skills but also the risk of losing some, according to researchers.
Debate grows over who should be called a 'nurse'Subscription
Calls to protect the title “nurse” have sparked a debate over whether it would protect the public or simply act as a way for the nursing profession to raise its status.
Chronic migraines linked to poor general healthSubscription
Chronic migraine sufferers tend to be in poorer general health and more depressed than those with episodic migraine, according to US research.
Healthcare assistant Jo Thorne has called on skills honed as a student at the London College of Fashion to come up with specially-designed nightwear for breast care patients.