Issue : 23 June 2009
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Building relationships is central to nursing work and communication skills can be improved by avoiding jargon and ensuring patients are not labelled, says Sarah Collins
In the second part of Nursing Times’ investigation into the government’s NHS Next Stage Review one year on from its publication, nurses give their opinions on its impact and progress. Steve Ford reports
One of the largest hospital trusts in England has developed a new electronic tracking system which can detect with up-to-the-minute accuracy when male and female patients have been mixed in wards or bays.
RCN issues new guidance for sexual health nursesSubscription
A new sexual health skills framework was due to be launched this week to help sexual and reproductive health nurses to provide the most effective practice.
A US healthcare provider has managed to reduce the number of patient falls by 38% in the six months since it introduced a new electronic monitoring system.
Primary care nurses are going to be based at a south-coast school as part of a pioneering community scheme to combine services.
A nutritional toolkit developed by Nursing Times Award winners is to be rolled out across the East Midlands.
An independent review is to look at the reasons behind the poor uptake of the Knowledge and Skills Framework career development scheme in England, Nursing Times has learnt.
The Department of Health will this week launch a new proactive smoking cessation pilot scheme at 35 hospitals in England.
Exploring how the development of a nurse-led vascular access service has benefited patientsSubscription
A nurse-led service for patients needing long-term venous access has reduced waiting times and resulted in fewer complications