Issue : 25 September 2012
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It’s time to strengthen the recruitment process, says the RCN’s Howard Catton
Nurse-led clinics in primary care are associated with better adherence to diabetes guidelines and lower HbA1c levels, according to researchers.
Telephone triage nurses in NE win pay protectionSubscription
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.
Virgin to run school nurses in DorsetSubscription
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.
NHS apprenticeships: jobs for the boys and girlsSubscription
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 diseaseSubscription
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
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.
Former CNO to support trusts through FT pipelineSubscription
Former chief nursing officer Dame Christine Beasley has been confirmed as a non-executive director of the NHS Trust Development Authority.
NHS efficiency drive sparks care quality fearsSubscription
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 alteplaseSubscription
More stroke victims could now be given alteplase on the NHS if treatment can be started within a few hours of them developing symptoms.