Issue : 27 April 2010
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Asthma and back pain 'lost out in policy'Subscription
NHS policy has been unjustly neglecting conditions including asthma and back pain, analysis for the Department of Health has found.
Corporate focus vital in boardroomSubscription
Directors of nursing should broaden their focus beyond nursing issues if they are to push the quality drive at board meetings and avoid being stereotyped as the “bleeding heart” of the boardroom.
Minimum nurse to patient ratios cut death ratesSubscription
A major US study has added further weight to the argument that setting minimum nurse to patient ratios saves lives.
Lib Dems: no 'slash and burn' job cuts Subscription
Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb has assured nurses it will be possible to make the huge efficiency savings required in the NHS without resorting to “slash and burn” job cuts.
Nursing home sector increases shareSubscription
Long term nursing and residential care is increasingly being provided in the private and voluntary sectors, according to a report from market research analysts Key Note.
Student nurses often pass clinical placements despite serious concerns from their nurse mentors, a Nursing Times investigation has found.
Nurse mentors still 'failing to fail' studentsSubscription
Unpublished research from the University of Hertfordshire shows that nurse mentors are still “failing to fail” poor students, seven years after the issue was first raised.
Nursing academics have admitted universities are incentivised to pass as many students as possible but denied it resulted in them passing poor students.
Nurse mentoring needs 'renewed focus' Subscription
One of country’s most senior nurses has called for a “renewed focus” on the role of mentors and the mentoring process.
Despite recommendations, many nurses do not receive regular clinical supervision but with careful planning it is possible to create a successful comprehensive scheme