Issue : 23 March 2016
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It is rare for a report by government advisors to be quite so stinging as that published on nursing last week by the Migration Advisory Committee, widely known in policy circles as the “MAC”.
“The anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone raises the risk of bladder cancer by 63 per cent,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
A report analysing the NHS workforce has highlighted how one London trust rejected between 40% and 60% of band 5 nurse applicants because they did not meet the organisation’s standards for numeracy, literacy or compassion.
A major new system to ensure nurses and midwives demonstrate their practice is up-to-date every three years is introduced from today.
The diabetes drug pioglitazone is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, according to a Canadian study.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has appointed Dr Geraldine Walters to head up its work on transforming educational standards for nurses and midwives to meet future healthcare needs.
“Abnormal cells not a sure sign of baby defects,” reports The Telegraph following the publication of a study on the development of healthy embryos.
Regulators have authorised two community providers to become foundation trusts, as part of what could be the last wave under the current approval process.
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A hospital trust in Devon has agreed to shelve a planned rise in parking fees for staff until at least this time next year, after its initial proposals drew a critical response.