Issue : 26 February 2014
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Barbara Corney asks how many times have you heard someone say “a male nurse” or a nice “lady doctor”?
Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference starts today in Liverpool.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, tells Nursing Times why the charity’s foot campaign is still a priority.
When I heard the title of my postoperative nursing placement it did not excite me, to me “low dependency” suggested a slow area, but I was completely wrong.
Far too many people, who hold positions of power, are dragging their feet and not addressing how to make it safe for staff to speak out, says Helene Donnelly
I’ve been thinking about how all the weird and mostly wonderful places I’ve worked are shaping the nurse I will become
'What I learned from being a patient'Subscription
Student nurse Mikey found out first-hand what it’s like to be a patient and gained a new understanding of how to care for patients in a confused state
David Drew: ‘Ask your nursing director what the board is doing to ensure it’s safe to raise concerns’Subscription
Many boards have been remote and inaccessible, and set no example in promoting the open communication that healthcare needs, says David Drew
Fall in measles cases but slight rise in mumpsSubscription
There has been a significant fall in the number of cases of measles infection in England, according to figures published today.
Dirty stethoscopes may be helping to spread dangerous bugs around GP surgeries and hospital wards, a study suggests.
There has been a drop in the percentage of women being screened for breast cancer, NHS figures show.
Draft rules allowing the introduction of new treatments that could see the creation of babies with three genetic parents have been announced by the government.
A high calorie diet may slow down the deadly progression of motor neurone disease, research has shown.
A “lack of openness and honesty” at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust caused further distress for a family which had lost a child, a watchdog has concluded.
Government unveils new dementia care plans Subscription
A new package of care for dementia sufferers will make the UK a world leader in fighting the illness, Jeremy Hunt has said.
“Children with cancer ‘denied drugs because of EU rules’,” reports the BBC.
Ensure you have a recipe for successSubscription
Think of the acronym “cake” to recognise the essential ingredients that are needed for an effective leader
'Is it worth doing an elective abroad?'Subscription
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
After Europe-wide research suggested that having a higher proportion of nurses with degrees reduces the likelihood of patient deaths following surgery, we asked the twitter community what they thought the implications might be
'Community nursing is not a dead end job'Subscription
Amy Perry qualified three years ago and wants to dispel the myths about her job
A third of NHS staff have witnessed “near misses” or errors in the last month that could harm patients, new figures show.