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Issue : 23 March 2010

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  • The acute care training programme helped registered nurses to develop confidence and competence

    Using supported learning to ensure nurse recruits are skilled to care for acutely ill patientsSubscription

    Clinical22 March, 2010

    Nurses often lack the necessary skills to care for patients with acute illness. A trust set up a programme to enable applicants to train before taking up posts

  • Nursing Times columnist Mark Radcliffe

    The world gave us Channel Five – people are fed upSubscription

    Opinion19 March, 2010

    I watched an argument between a car driver and a cyclist recently. The cyclist felt the driver had emerged from a side street without due care; the driver felt the cyclist had jumped some traffic lights and should not have been where he was.

  • CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower

    Trusts must support staff or lose registration, says CQCSubscription

    News19 March, 2010

    Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been told their registration with the Care Quality Commission is conditional on them improving the support they give to staff.

  • Cathy Warwick CBE is general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives

    Politicians must keep their promises on maternity careSubscription

    Opinion18 March, 2010

    Our political parties face a challenge. All agree that spending needs to be trimmed, if not cut substantially, and the extent of any changes in spending will be a defining political issue between now and polling day. At the same time, the NHS remains - in the words of Margaret Thatcher’s chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson - something akin to a national religion.

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