Issue : 26 July 2011
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The head of the new health visitor task force has promised to scrutinise the government’s performance to ensure plans to create an extra 4,200 health visitor jobs over the next four years become a reality.
Over 1,000 NHS Direct nurses face working more anti-social hours after their employer began a 90-day consultation on changing shift patterns.
Martin Carberry’s education programme is revolutionising critical care, as Laura Armstrong has discovered
My diary is a juggling act at the best of times. Recently it has been especially tough to fit everything in. The last couple of months have been a whirl of meetings with the health secretary, Downing Street officials, civil servants and advisers, the chair of the health select committee, dozens of MPs and many others.
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We talk to Debbie Yarde, senior specialist nurse for bladder and bowel care at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, and chair of the Association for Continence Advice. She has been a nurse for 28 years.
I took some solace from a news report last week saying that search engines such as Google may be to blame for my failing memory.
Key role in suicide strategySubscription
A Department of Health consultation was launched last week on its suicide strategy, which calls for the views of the public and NHS staff on six “areas of action”.
Pension costs to increase with paySubscription
Higher earners in the NHS will be asked to contribute up to 60% more towards their pensions, sparking fears they may withdraw from the scheme and deplete its funds.
NMC guidance: dos and don'ts for social mediaSubscription
What the NMC says