Issue : 26 February 2013
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Last year, I spent two weeks in an induced coma abroad. And the most surprising thing that will change the way I nurse patients for the rest of my life, is that I can remember conversations that were had at my bedside.
Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards recognises nurses’ contribution to cancer careSubscription
The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2013 are to acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional contribution Macmillan health and social care professionals make to cancer services.
A set of rules set up under the controversial health reforms could “open up all NHS services to competitive tendering”, the Royal College of Midwives has warned.
Health campaigners demanding that senior managers are held to account for the Stafford Hospital “disaster” are to step up their calls for the resignation of Sir David Nicholson.
A nurse cleared over the poisoning deaths of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital has claimed staff habitually took drugs from the premises in “case of emergencies” during their holidays.
Health professionals are being warned to only prescribe painkillers when necessary as one in three patients say they worry about being addicted to the drugs.
Researchers have found that babies who struggle to gain weight are likely to catch up with other children by the time they become teenagers.
Fresh threat to national pay framework emergesSubscription
The long-term future of a national pay deal for nurses has been thrown into fresh doubt, as a landmark agreement on changes to terms and conditions is set to go ahead.
New HCA review will not look at regulationSubscription
A review set up by the government to improve care given by healthcare assistants will not consider the issue of regulation, Nursing Times has learnt.
Foundation trust to support nursing in UgandaSubscription
The head of nursing in the war torn African country of Uganda visited nurses at a foundation trust in the South East earlier this month.