Issue : 26 June 2012
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Government pledges action on care home failingsSubscription
The government has pledged to drive up standards in care homes for people with learning disabilities after a watchdog’s report claimed nearly half were substandard.
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.
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.
Queen’s nurse carries Olympic torch Subscription
Queen’s nurse David Lighten, a community cardiac nurse from Bradford, has become one of 8,000 people to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey throughout the UK.
NICE calls on nurses to advocate better VTE careSubscription
Nurses have been called on to act as advocates for “challenging” new guidance on services for patients presenting with a suspected venous thromboembolism.
Nurses win award for halving pneumonia in ICUSubscription
Critical care nurses have won a national award for an innovative pilot scheme, which has halved the risk of seriously-ill patients on ventilators developing potentially fatal pneumonia.
Failure regime looms as trust faces bankruptcySubscription
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has begun the process of placing an NHS trust in administration for the first time, which would effectively declare it bankrupt.
Nursing Times Awards 2012 is to include a new category celebrating ‘Excellence in Supporting Staff Health and Wellbeing’.
Stillbirths twice as common for poorer womenSubscription
The number of stillbirths is twice as common in women from poor areas compared to their more affluent neighbours, researchers have found.
The number of children contracting a deadly Hib infection has been reduced by 97%, experts said on the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the immunisation programme.