Issue : 25 January 2011
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Early warning scores: effective useSubscription
A trust has lowered its mortality ratio by improving compliance in EWS monitoring
Talking testes in the supermarket aisleSubscription
I helped a 77-year-old man with prostate cancer.
NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.
The government’s plan to “nudge” the public into becoming healthier could fail because of the contradictory messages put out by advertisers and the media, a leading nurse academic has warned.
Should trusts be fined for breaching rules on mixed sex wards? Answer our poll
We speak to the deputy director of nursing and clinical standards at Brent Community Services, Nola Ishmael, who qualified as a nurse in 1972.
Deteriorating patients in the community routinely go unnoticed as information is not shared with community matrons, a study has suggested.
No plan for midwife shortageSubscription
The NHS does not have a plan for how or when it will solve the 4,500 midwife shortage, Sir David Nicholson told MPs this week.
TV tapped to attract Bangladeshi staffSubscription
Two trusts have sent staff onto a Bangladeshi TV station to attract more Bangladeshis to their nursing workforce.
Staff flu vaccine views criticisedSubscription
The government’s head of immunisation has criticised the attitude of nurses and frontline NHS staff towards vaccination.