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Issue : 26 August 2008

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  • Nurse initiative champions Parkinson's careSubscription

    News29 August, 2008

    A new pilot project launched to improve care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

  • Sacked nurse takes trust to courtSubscription

    News29 August, 2008

    The tribunal of sacked community psychiatric nurse Karen Reissmann will take place next week.

  • Smoking linked with cot death in preterm babiesSubscription

    News29 August, 2008

    Premature infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may be at higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than those whose mothers did not smoke, a study has shown.

  • Practice in the 80’sSubscription

    Analysis29 August, 2008

    Skills assessed on behaviourOn our guard with Sister MagerObjectives were so specificClear, precise, annoyingly prolificEvery box required a tickThe system seemed so slickThis lasted quite a-while,‘til along came another stylePat Wood

  • Ward-based assessmentsSubscription

    Clinical29 August, 2008

    Blanket bath this patient pleaseCover up, do not let freezeChange the water half way throughDo not let soap go to goo

  • Nursing student in ‘76Subscription

    Analysis29 August, 2008

    Do as you were toldWarranted a goldDared to speak outYou’d receive now’tShades of grey in betweenWhat did they mean?

  • NHS vacancy rates continue to fallSubscription

    News29 August, 2008

    Statistics published by the NHS Information Centre show that vacancy rates across the NHS are continuing to fall, with few positions remaining unfilled for three months or more.

  • C. diff deaths increaseSubscription

    News28 August, 2008

    The number of reported deaths involving Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) has risen by 28% in the last year, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics.

  • WHO warns that social factors are key to healthSubscription

    News28 August, 2008

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a landmark global report on world health, which claims that ‘social injustice is killing people on a grand scale’.

  • NHS predicted to make £1.75bn surplusSubscription

    News28 August, 2008

    The NHS is set to make a surplus of £1.75 bn in this financial year, according to latest government figures.

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