Issue : 26 January 2009
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Nursing Times Award-winner Liz Darlison reports back from the latest module of the National Cancer Leadership Programme
Nurses welcome PDAs to record vital signsSubscription
The introduction of PDAs and hand-held devices to record patients’ vital signs is proving popular with nurses, latest research suggests.
Dementia must be seen as an ‘inevitable part of growing old’, the government's advisor on older people’s mental health has warned.
The NMC is to consult student nurses for the first time in order to update its guidance relating to their personal and professional conduct.
Unions and NHS Employers pledge to improve KSFSubscription
NHS Employers and unions have pledged to improve the (KSF) Knowledge and Skills Framework after a National Audit Office report criticised the NHS for failing to realise its benefits.
Scientists have found stem cell transplants can prevent and even reverse the debilitating condition of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The Government has claimed the UK is one of the most equipped countries in the world to deal with a predicted flu epidemic after it agreed to double emergency supplies of antiviral drugs.
TV linked to teenagers' fast food habitsSubscription
Scientists claim teenagers who spend long periods of time watching TV often develop bad eating habits.
An exorcism is to take place at an NHS hospital after staff reported seeing a ghost of a cloaked figure roaming the wards.
NICE approves new blood cancer drugSubscription
A new drug that treats blood cancer will be available on the NHS in England and Wales after a deal was reached between NICE and the manufacturer.