Issue : 25 September 2013
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The number of NHS foundation trusts (FTs) failing to meet the target of seeing patients within four hours of arriving at A&E units has doubled in the last year.
Are you working with patients with dementia? Joni’s “Dementia Matters” card helps healthcare professionals improve the care they provide
A lack of compassion is not what is at the root of care failings in the NHS. At long last, someone is saying “evil” nurses aren’t to blame for everything that goes wrong.
Human growth hormone delivery device launchedSubscription
A new device that promises to significantly ease the administration of human growth hormones (HGH) has been launched in the UK.
New Herceptin jab will ‘cut treatment time’Subscription
A trastuzumab (Herceptin) injection for breast cancer patients could save the NHS millions and vastly reduce the length of treatment time.
Child heart defects pose 'infection risk'Subscription
Bacterial infection of the lining and valves of the heart is more likely among children with particular defects of the organ, research suggests.
Nurses are bracing themselves for unannounced inspections in three leading hospitals in north Wales.
Action must be taken to improve standards of infection control, cleanliness and hygiene at Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary, according to hospital inspectors.
60 seconds with...Jennie Fecitt, senior sister/emergency nurse practitioner in ManchesterSubscription
Jennie Fecitt, senior sister/emergency nurse practitioner in Manchester, who has been a nurse for 25 years
Nurses should not get a basic rise in pay next April, according to the NHS Employers organisation, which is claiming a 1% rise would cost £500m.