Issue : 25 September 2013
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Compliance with hand hygiene in healthcare presents an ongoing challenge. Without it, microbes have an opportunity to spread, carrying the risk of patient harm, which can be fatal. Hand hygiene action, at the right time, can quite simply save a life.
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
Bravery award winner qualifies as nurseSubscription
A former nursery worker who protected children during a high-profile attack in 1996 has completed a nursing course and now hopes to become a health visitor.
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.
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.
Cross-cultural palliative careSubscription
Professor Barbara Jack’s passion for research took her to Africa to teach people about good end-of-life care
I have just received some bad news. Three years after being dismissed by my NHS trust for “gross misconduct and insubordination”, my appeal against dismissal at the tribunal has failed.
Are you working with patients with dementia? Joni’s “Dementia Matters” card helps healthcare professionals improve the care they provide
Newborn babies with hypoglycaemia should be treated with dextrose gel, according to new research published in The Lancet .
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.