Issue : 27 July 2016
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A slight increase in risk of developing type 2 diabetes during statin treatment may be a consequence of having lowered cholesterol, rather than a direct effect of the drug, according to UK researchers.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust, which is in “special measures”, has achieved a significant reduction in nursing vacancies, according to managers.
Guidance on how employers and health boards in Wales should abide by new nurse staffing laws is to be developed for consultation this autumn, with full compliance across adult acute medical and surgical inpatient wards required from April 2018.
Is there still a perception that care homes continue to be ‘left behind’ in the NHS, particularly in relation to dementia care? asks Caroline Baker
NICE reveals change of heart over psoriasis drug Subscription
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has provisionally approved a new psoriasis treatment, having previously rejected it on grounds of cost.
Drug tested as alternative for septic shockSubscription
Vasopressin can be used as an alternative to current drug treatment in septic shock and may prevent the need for dialysis for some patients, according to UK critical care researchers.
Tariff plan would see maternity spend rise by 8%Subscription
Spending on maternity services could rise by £221m next year, an increase of 8.3%, under national tariff proposals published by NHS Improvement.
A dynamic dance routine devised by a nurse trainer in Northern Ireland is helping hospital and care home staff remember the key stages of hand-washing.
Midlands mental health trust gets rating upgradeSubscription
The work of community mental health nurses at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust has been praised by inspectors who have upgraded the organisation’s overall rating to “good”.
Pauline Cafferkey, the UK nurse who almost died from ebola, has spoken out for the first time of her anguish after being accused of misconduct following her return to the UK with the virus.