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Issue : 25 September 2012

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  • Howard Catton

    'We must get under the skin of applicants at interview'Subscription

    Opinion2 October, 2012

    It’s time to strengthen the recruitment process, says the RCN’s Howard Catton

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    Quality of diabetes care driven by practice nursesSubscription

    News28 September, 2012

    Nurse-led clinics in primary care are associated with better adherence to diabetes guidelines and lower HbA1c levels, according to researchers.

  • Older_woman_on_telephone.jpg

    Telephone triage nurses in NE win pay protectionSubscription

    News28 September, 2012

    NHS Direct nurses who faced a pay cut if they transferred to the new NHS 111 service have now been told their salary will be protected for at least a year.

  • kids school

    Virgin to run school nurses in DorsetSubscription

    News28 September, 2012

    Virgin Care is set to take over school nursing services in part of Dorset, under a multi-million pound contract to run a medical centre.

  • community services young students in class boys girls science school

    NHS apprenticeships: jobs for the boys and girlsSubscription

    Opinion27 September, 2012

    The NHS has an important role to play in tackling youth unemployment. Apprenticeships offer young people vital opportunities while allowing employers to grow their own staff, finds Jennifer Taylor

  • Women and cardiovascular disease

    Women and cardiovascular diseaseSubscription

    Features27 September, 2012

    Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in women but by introducing small changes to their day-to-day life, women can lower their cholesterol levels and significantly improve their health outcomes

  • The real NHS cleaning scandalSubscription

    Features27 September, 2012

    The main focus of attention following the recent Nursing Times’ survey of ward cleaning by nurses and healthcare assistants was on nurses filling in for healthcare cleaners.

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    Former CNO to support trusts through FT pipelineSubscription

    News27 September, 2012

    Former chief nursing officer Dame Christine Beasley has been confirmed as a non-executive director of the NHS Trust Development Authority. 

  • Efficiency drive sparks care fears

    NHS efficiency drive sparks care quality fearsSubscription

    News27 September, 2012

    Quality of care for patients could suffer as the NHS struggles to make £20 billion in efficiency savings, health experts have said.

  • NICE changes guidance on stroke drug alteplase

    NICE changes guidance on stroke drug alteplaseSubscription

    News27 September, 2012

    More stroke victims could now be given alteplase on the NHS if treatment can be started within a few hours of them developing symptoms.

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