Issue : 27 July 2010
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Nurse response to 999 benefits COPD patientsSubscription
A nurse led service aimed at keeping respiratory patients out of accident and emergency has been launched across Suffolk.
Vaccine patches seen as ‘wonderful’ development Subscription
The development of patches that could be used to deliver vaccinations instead of needles would be welcomed by immunisation nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
A number of hospitals across the country are forcing senior midwives into lower paid roles to cut costs.
Specialist stroke units create 400 nursing postsSubscription
Specialist hyper acute stroke units have created hundreds of jobs for nurses who are taking on increasingly advanced roles in stroke care.
Call for harder line on flexible hoursSubscription
Nurse managers should challenge their staff over shift times, a study shared exclusively with Nursing Times has found.
High impact action scores may not be collectedSubscription
Hospitals may not be able to compare how well they are implementing the high impact nursing actions because the Department of Health is worried about collecting too much information.
Large scale nurse strikes never seenSubscription
Nurses have taken part in work to rule industrial action before but stopped short of all-out strikes.
Protecting jobs valued more than pay increasesSubscription
Nearly half of nurses would sacrifice a pay rise to protect their jobs, our exclusive survey has revealed.
Home ECG monitoring reduces costs and improves care Subscription
A telehealth pilot project that helps cardiac patients in the North West self-manage their condition has saved £185,000 in 14 months.
Working to rule is the most favoured method of industrial action among the 5,185 nurses and midwives who took part in Nursing Times’ exclusive survey.