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.
Unison members are most likely to walk outSubscription
Unison members would be the most likely to strike if they were unhappy with their working conditions, Nursing Times’ survey has revealed.
Nurses have become so concerned about their job security and working conditions that more than a quarter say they would go on strike, Nursing Times’ largest ever survey has found.
What nurses had to say about industrial actionSubscription
Comments from Nursing Times’ survey
The results of Nursing Times’ largest-ever survey reveal what nurses would be prepared to do to protect their jobs.
Nurses must be confident in assessing and implementing spiritual care. Active listening and effective communication will help gain an understanding of needs
Older people often need pain relief yet age related changes can influence drug pharmacokinetics. An awareness of both drug and non-drug interventions is vital
Even if there is no injury, falls can lead to a loss of confidence and independence. Reducing the number of falls sustained by older people in NHS care is a priority
As nursing prepares to become an all degree profession, Amanda McGough reflects that its members have not always supported each other in their academic achievements
Enhancing life opportunities should be a priority for those working in prison settings. A project reveals how the health needs of young offenders were addressed
A Cochrane review compared multidisciplinary rehabilitation for fractured neck of femur with usual rehabilitation in inpatient and ambulatory settings