Issue : 26 February 2014
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A “major problem” in Northern Ireland’s accident and emergency units is placing staff under extreme pressure and putting patients at risk, nurses have warned.
“Teenagers who consume energy drinks ‘are twice as likely to use alcohol and drugs’,” the Mail Online warns.
Sometimes I wish I could just close my eyes, open them and all my work would be done.
Staff working in care homes should wear a uniform, according to half of those questioned in a new poll.
NHS 'failing' patients with eating disordersSubscription
The NHS is “failing” thousands of patients with eating disorders who are being turned away by doctors because their condition is not deemed serious enough, campaigners have claimed.
MHRA updates advice for osteoporosis drug useSubscription
Healthcare professionals treating severe osteoporosis in women who have gone through the menopause and men with a high risk of fracture are to be given updated advice on the use of Protelos.
Employers moot move to 'living wage' pay planSubscription
The head of NHS Employers has suggested introducing a “living wage” – calculated according to the basic cost of living – for health service staff as an alternative to the annual review of basic pay.
We asked the twitter nursing community what they think of this suggestion - here’s what they told us…
Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancerSubscription
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
Incontinence following prostate cancer surgerySubscription
A case study illustrates how urinary incontinence should be managed following radical prostatectomy