Issue : 28 July 2009
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If you have a friend who has what it takes to be a nurse, this is your chance to tell them about it
Peter Carter on the government’s recent green paper on social care.
Think tanks are hijacking health service debates Subscription
I’ve always thought the only difference between a ‘think tank’ and some people down the pub having a chat is that the people down the pub don’t tend to have their own letterheads.
Agenda for Change has failed to deliver fair pay, according to the majority of over 1,000 respondents to a Nursing Times survey. In the second in our series on AfC five years on, Richard Staines reports on its effects on pay and careers.
Specialist staff from a hospital trust in Surrey are to help set up the first ever stroke unit in India.
Work passport 'smacks of ID cards'Subscription
Nursing unions have questioned whether ‘work passport’ ID cards would improve security in the NHS.
Around one-third of all nurses are confident their organisations are dealing successfully with the swine flu outbreak.
Less than a month is left for nurses to have their say to the commission that will determine the future of nursing and midwifery in the NHS.
Half of nurses say Agenda for Change has failedSubscription
Nearly one-half of nurses think that Agenda for Change, the system brought in five years ago to harmonise pay across the NHS, has failed, according to an exclusive survey by Nursing Times.
CNO Dame Christine Beasley has called on nurses to demonstrate ‘flexibility’ in working outside their normal clinical area to prevent swine flu cases overloading the NHS.