Issue : 23 October 2012
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Two thirds of chemotherapy units are working at full capacity or beyond, according to a small survey of specialist cancer nurses.
Acute FTs push back workforce reduction plans Subscription
Acute foundation trusts are planning to increase staff numbers by more than 2,500 this financial year, latest figures show.
Cancer nurses often face an internal conflict between their need to help patients fight their disease and preparing them for the possibility of “letting go”, a small study shows.
An intensive care nurse at Scunthorpe General Hospital has clocked up 40 years working for the NHS.
NMC fee to rise to £100 in FebruarySubscription
Nurses will pay £100 to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council from February, following a decision by the regulator today.
Charity highlights rare cancer mortalitySubscription
A leading cancer support charity has called on governing bodies to ensure that patients suffering from all types of the disease are given the “best” chance of survival.
'Dementia patients 'not getting dying wish'Subscription
A double stigma over dementia and death means many people with dementia are not dying in the place they choose to do so, according to a new report.
RCN highlights latest drop in nurse numbersSubscription
The number of nurses, midwives and health visiting staff in the NHS has fallen by more than 6,500 since the coalition government took power, the Royal College of Nursing has said following the release of new workforce figures.
Urgent care centres staffed only by nurses are often restricted in the types of patients they can see depending on the time of day and who is on duty, a report by primary care researchers has found.
NICE backs new treatment for cystic fibrosis Subscription
A new treatment for cystic fibrosis patients with pseudomonas lung infections has been approved by NICE.