Issue : 28 April 2008
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Hospitals to be assessed on pressure soresSubscription
THE HEALTHCARE Commission is to publish proposals to annually measure hospitals’ performance in preventing pressure ulcers and assigning individual care plans to patients, NT has learnt.
College to revise strike rulesSubscription
THE RCN is to rethink its constitutional rules governing how it goes about taking industrial action following a motion passed at Congress.
Blog: Go forth and be inspiredSubscription
Lynn Young on courage under fire - and why every nurse should go to at least one RCN Congress
A resolution was passed unanimously urging RCN council to renew its efforts to ensure former members of the armed forces could access appropriately skilled mental health services.
An emergency debate called for decisive action to reduce student attrition rates.
A round up of the most useful documents and guidelines in continence care
Aspirin may cut risk of breast cancerSubscription
A daily dose of aspirin may lower a woman’s risk of developing a common type of breast cancer, claim US researchers.
Heart disease warning for young womenSubscription
Rising levels of obesity and diabetes may be affecting the decline in death rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in young women, UK researchers have warned.
Introducing our newest expert blogger, Independent Healthcare Advisory Services director Sally Taber
RCN CONGRESS LATEST: Nurses slam chaplaincy cutsSubscription
Cuts in hospital chaplaincy services were condemned by nurses at the RCN Congress.