Issue : 28 January 2008
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Watchdog shuts care homeSubscription
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
UNISON is calling for a legal challenge against Foundation Trusts that spend too much time carrying out private operations.
Fellowships piloted for graduatesSubscription
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
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
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
More than half of patients in hospital are at risk of venous thromboembolism and should be given prophylaxis, according to a study.
Nearly a third of children in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) experience delusional memories including disturbing hallucinations, according to a study.
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
The number of obesity prescriptions on the NHS has increased eight times since 1999, according to new data.
Scottish nurses get anti-fraud adviceSubscription
Nurses found guilty of defrauding the NHS in Scotland will have to re-pay the money under a new charter launched this week.