Issue : 28 August 2012
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Hospital managers across the country are seeking to emulate attempts in the South West to break away from the national Agenda for Change agreement.
Nurses left to fill gaps in cleaningSubscription
More than half of nurses believe cleaning services at their organisation are inadequate, with around a third saying they have cleaned toilets or mopped the floor during the past year.
Our This is Nursing initiative is being launched to show the public the impressive work that we do, says the RCN’s Peter Carter
The mix of ages within the nursing workforce can increase high stress levels and harm patient care in the process, German researchers claim.
Level of avoidable harm to NHS patients revealedSubscription
More than 20% of patients suffer avoidable harm during their care at some trusts, a national survey of frontline NHS services has revealed.
Nurse helps Bulgarian children's charitySubscription
A Shropshire nurse is heading to Bulgaria next month to help abandoned children with learning difficulties.
New guidance for nurses on promoting safe sexSubscription
Brief behaviour change interventions should form part of routine practice for nurses working in sexual health settings, according to guidelines on promoting on safer sex from the British Association for Sexual Health and the British HIV Association.
Unions call for investment in school nursingSubscription
A government drive to make it easier for young people to contact their school nurse will not be successful without more investment in the nursing workforce, according to unions.
Nurses warned not to use own phones for work Subscription
Nurses should avoid the temptation to use their own mobile phones for work purposes, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Nurse appointed to new research roleSubscription
The first ever Florence Nightingale Foundation chair in clinical nursing practice has been appointed.