Issue : 25 November 2008
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The human body needs to protect itself against environmental dangers, including pathogens. Its non-specific defences include the skin, internal and externalised secretions, and an army of natural (innate) immune cells, chemicals and defences
Regular use of aspirin and other NSAIDs may lower PSA levels and mask the development of prostate cancer, suggest US researchers.
Acute care nurse Carole Olding (pictured) hit the small screen this week, as part of a new daytime TV series called Hospital Heroes on BBC1.
Nurses are significantly more likely to smoke than doctors, suggest US nurse researchers.
Nearly eight of ten nurses welcome a care reform that would see performance metrics used to assess the quality of care they provide to patients, an exclusive survey by Nursing Times has revealed.
The NHS has failed to drive recruitment to increase its community nursing workforce, despite repeated government rhetoric on moving care out of acute settings, a Nursing Times investigation can reveal.
Deprivation and child protection factors could be used instead of just caseloads to calculate the number of NHS health visitors needed, according to Viv Bennett, deputy chief nursing officer for England
Nursing staff taking up positions in social enterprises may suffer inferior pensions to those who transfer from the NHS
BNP nurses spark ethics debateSubscription
Questions of ethics have been raised over whether nurses should be allowed to join extremist political parties, following the leaking of a list of supposed BNP members.
This article outlines 10 key steps for practitioners to consider when setting up and running a nurse-led clinic. It lays emphasis on careful planning, professional development and the need to audit and evaluate the service to ensure the clinic is measurably effective.