Issue : 26 February 2014
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Interested in respiratory? Find out how a team working for the British Lung Foundation found their feet
Questions have been raised over the value of mortality statistics published for NHS hospitals, after an academic taking part in a review of their use branded them “spurious” and said the public would be better off ignoring them.
'It’s time to end the understaffing scandals'Subscription
You probably don’t need convincing of the importance of an appropriately staffed ward or unit. There is plenty of evidence confirming that if there are too few nurses, care will suffer.
More must be done to encourage young men to consider a career in the care sector, a report has said.
New drug proposed by NICE to fight diabetesSubscription
A new drug may soon be handed out by nurses as a treatment for patients with the type 2 version of the condition, following draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
One million babies die on the first day of their lives every year around the world, an international children’s charity has warned.
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has announced it is working with George Eliot Hospital Trust to provide a new breastfeeding support service for mothers across Bedworth, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.
“Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests,” was the inaccurate headline on the BBC News website.
Third of trusts in breach of sharps rulesSubscription
A third of hospital trusts in England are failing to comply with safety regulations designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses and other frontline staff, according to latest research.