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Issue : 28 January 2008

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  • Watchdog shuts care homeSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    A care home in Bristol has been shut by the government’s social care watchdog because of concerns about residents’ safety.

  • Unison challenges trusts over private operationsSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    UNISON is calling for a legal challenge against Foundation Trusts that spend too much time carrying out private operations.

  • Fellowships piloted for graduatesSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    A pilot scheme was launched earlier this month in Scotland to help recently qualified nurses and midwives undertake masters level education while they work.

  • 'Dragon' backs health initiativesSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    Nurses involved in health charities or social enterprises can win £1000 cash for their organisations in a Dragon’s Den style competition being run throughout the year.

  • Midwife awards for innovationSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    More than a dozen midwives were recognised for their innovative work at the RCM annual awards in London last week.

  • Half of hospital patients at risk of VTESubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    More than half of patients in hospital are at risk of venous thromboembolism and should be given prophylaxis, according to a study.

  • Children experience frightening hallucinations in PICUSubscription

    News1 February, 2008

    Nearly a third of children in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) experience delusional memories including disturbing hallucinations, according to a study.

  • Urinary dysfunction problematic following prostatectomySubscription

    News31 January, 2008

    Men are more likely to find a lack of urinary function problematic than sexual dysfunction following radical prostatectomy, a study has shown.

  • NHS obesity prescriptions increase eight-foldSubscription

    News31 January, 2008

    The number of obesity prescriptions on the NHS has increased eight times since 1999, according to new data.

  • Scottish nurses get anti-fraud adviceSubscription

    News31 January, 2008

    Nurses found guilty of defrauding the NHS in Scotland will have to re-pay the money under a new charter launched this week.

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