Issue : 26 June 2012
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Staff engagement isn’t an optional extra or something that’s nice to have in good times, finds Jennifer Taylor. It’s an essential ingredient of good management and for helping trusts tackle the challenges they are facing in today’s NHS
Make your feelings known on the proposed NMC fee increase, urges the RCN’s Peter Carter
Having a placement in a new hospital is a very different experience; the shift patterns, how they work under pressure, even simple things of how different members of staff speak to each other can be overwhelming to a student nurse.
Nurses in senior public health posts should receive similar pay to doctors doing the same roles, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Macmillan Cancer Support has launched an online toll allowing newly-diagnosed bowel cancer patients in England to see how other patients rated local hospitals.
Less weight gain with new diabetes drug Subscription
A new drug offers significant advantages over existing treatments for type 2 diabetes patients who do not respond to metformin, suggest findings from a trial in the Lancet online.
Acute painful sickle cell episodes should be treated as acute medical emergencies, with analgesia offered to patients within 30 minutes of presenting at hospital, according to latest guidelines.
A campaign has been launched in hospitals and nursing homes to encourage staff to better monitor and manage inpatients’ fluid status.
Staff at the first NHS trust in the country to be put into “special measures” over its precarious financial situation only found out when they watched the evening news.
Call to improve GP pancreatic cancer knowledgeSubscription
Doctors should be better equipped at spotting signs of pancreatic cancer, experts said, after a survey of GPs found nearly half were not confident they could identify the symptoms of the potentially fatal disease.