Issue : 26 June 2012
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The importance of the recent report on the management of in-hospital cardiac arrest by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death should not be underestimated.
About 1,000 women have been called back to a North East surgery amid concerns that smear tests taken over the past 24 years were botched, health officials said today.
An alcohol withdrawal tool for use in hospitalsSubscription
Poor management of alcohol withdrawal in inpatients can be detrimental to staff as well as other patients. A tool improved the management of a challenging patient group
Better care guidance for autistic adultsSubscription
The NHS should better recognise the signs of autism in adults to improve their quality of life and employment opportunities, according to NICE.
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.
A campaign has been launched in hospitals and nursing homes to encourage staff to better monitor and manage inpatients’ fluid status.
CCGs must have non-primary care nurseSubscription
Clinical commissioning groups will be required to have a nurse from outside primary care on their governing body, it has been announced.
Medicines management and staffing have been identified as key issues in a quarter of health and social care sites judged to be failing to meet essential standards of care.
How different can a nursing home placement be from a ward placement?
End-of-life discharge nurses 'are effective'Subscription
Teesside University has found that introducing an end-of-life discharge sister gives more patients the freedom to spend their final moments away from hospital.