Issue : 23 June 2008
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Working when tired increases blood pressureSubscription
Fatigued individuals who continue to work hard have higher blood pressure increases than those who are not tired, according to research.
International medical conferences should be abolished because of their impact on the environment, according to a leading doctor.
Minister will call for increased role for nursesSubscription
Speculation is building over the contents of Lord Darzi’s next stage review of the NHS, which is due to be released on Monday.
Derby nurses call off strike over pay cutSubscription
Nurses in Derby have come back from the brink of strike action over a hospital’s decision to cut their wages.
Survival rates for patients undergoing heart surgery in the UK remain consistently high, according to figures published today by the Healthcare Commission (HCC).
The Conservative Party have pledged to scrap ‘top down’ waiting time targets for the NHS and focus on patient outcomes and survival rates instead.
Smoking cessation in hospitalSubscription
Gillian Bruce explores the positive role of smoking cessation services in hospitalsThis is an online-only article published June 26, 2008
The number of patients in England receiving primary angioplasty instead of thrombolysis, following myocardial infarction, has increased significantly over the last year, according to latest findings.
Nurses pay increases by 4.2%Subscription
Qualified nurses are estimated to have an average basic pay of just over £27,000, an increase of 4.2% over the last year, according to government figures
Gail Adams, Unison head of nursing, talks to NT about proposals for nursing quality benchmarksSubscription
Gail Adams, Unison’s lead nurse, explains to NT her thoughts on a government decision to measure English nurses against a range of benchmarks to asses whether they are delivering care safely, effectively and with compassion.