Issue : 28 April 2009
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‘This study guide would be useful for student nurses or return to practice nurses wanting to improve their knowledge’
How safe are patients in primary care?Subscription
Most initiatives to improve patient safety have so far focused on the acute sector. But what about patient safety in community and general practice settings? Jo Carlowe investigates
Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has issued service users with information cards and fridge magnets featuring telephone numbers for the trust’s 24-hour crisis helpline, the Samaritans and SANEline.
Newly-qualified nurses should be used to provide a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ on patient safety within trusts, according to NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.
A contract to provide community nurses who work alone in England with personal alarms is due to be signed in early May, according to the health service’s security chief.
Nurse model speeds up service for renal patients Subscription
A nurse-led renal service at a Manchester acute trust has significantly improved the care of patients requiring haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease.
Pilot schemes for personal health budgets are set to start this summer, Nursing Times understands.
Nurses will soon be able to access nursingtimes.net through a comprehensive new web-based service due to be launched by NICE this week.
The RCN may launch a campaign to dispel the ‘urban myth’ that NHS pension schemes are excessively generous.
Darzi calls on nurses to lead NHS innovationSubscription
Nursing’s ‘tremendous appetite for innovation’ must be harnessed to improve patient care and stave off the impact of tighter NHS spending, according to health minister Lord Darzi.