Issue : 27 May 2008
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Rings increase infection riskSubscription
Wearing rings increases bacterial colonisation on hands, despite the use of alcohol-based hand-rub, say Turkish researchers.
Early diagnoses key in fighting IMDSubscription
Early diagnosis is vital to reducing mortality in children and young people who contract invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), states UK clinical guidance that outlines the key symptoms nurses should look for.
Green light for Welsh single-room hospitalSubscription
Final plans have been approved for the first all single-room hospital in Wales.
Union rejects pay offerSubscription
Health workers from the GMB union have almost unanimously rejected the 8% three-year pay award for NHS workers in a postal ballot.
Health service must cut CO2 emissionsSubscription
The NHS has pledged to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions in a bid to fight global warming.
Patient record scheme firm pulls outSubscription
The NHS electronic patient records scheme suffered a setback today when the electronics firms running a large part of it withdrew.
Campaign raises awareness of immune disordersSubscription
A NEW campaign aims to raise awareness among nurses and health professionals of primary immunodeficiency.
Government claims success over 18 week targetSubscription
More patients are being seeing within 18 weeks from GP referral to treatment, the Department of Health has announced.
The safety of magnetic resonance imaging for nurses and other staff is to be investigated by the Health Protection Agency.
Midwives reject three-year pay offerSubscription
Representatives of the midwifery profession have overwhelmingly rejected the three-year pay deal on offer from the government.