Issue : 26 June 2013
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#NTtwitchat live debate: When is the right time for hand hygiene?VideoSubscription
Infection Prevention Society joined us for an #NTtwitchat special. Read the transcript here.
Funding available for community nurse projectsSubscription
Community nurses are being encouraged to apply for funding worth up to £5,000 for projects intended to boost innovation and leadership.
Last week the student nurse twitter community debated whether the move to all-degree nurse education was a good idea. Read the transcript here
The overall performance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has not improved over the past 12 months, but there are signs of progress in some areas, according to its annual performance review.
'Three-parent' babies could become realitySubscription
Britain could become the first country in the world to permit babies to be born with three genetic parents by the end of next year.
Increase in 'poor lifestyle' cancersSubscription
Concerns have been raised over a “large increase” in the number of cancer cases which can be attributed to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and diet.
IV drip suspended over death riskSubscription
Hospital bosses have been ordered to stop using a type of fluid that is put directly into patients’ veins after it has been linked to hundreds of unnecessary deaths.
The under-fire health regulator is “not fit for purpose”, leading doctors have said.
A whistleblowing helpline run by a leading UK learning disability charity has pledged its support for our Speak Out Safely campaign.
The nursing workforce in north east Scotland is facing a “looming crisis”, due to difficulties filling vacancies, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed.