Issue : 28 June 2011
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One of England’s two specialist women’s hospitals has admitted it is failing to hit recommended minimum levels for midwifery staffing.
Nurses more aware of job cuts than other staffSubscription
Hospital nurses have the least knowledge of any NHS staff group about the reforms but are the most aware of job cuts, a Department of Health survey has revealed.
Compassion, or the lack of it, has been at the heart of nursing reform.
Why people with mental health problems should have their physical needs assessed
How a hospital practice nurse is helping to ensure that a mental health unit takes care of both the mental and physical wellbeing of its service users
How a mental health trust developed an initiative to encourage service users to get involved in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
Getting patients’ identity wrong can lead to harm and potentially be catastrophic
Breast awareness and screeningSubscription
How improving breast awareness and screening uptake can help increase survival rates
A Glasgow nursing school that was threatened with closure looks set to remain open until at least 2013, due to a national review of nurse education in Scotland, it was announced last week.
A service pledge for breast cancerSubscription
A Breakthrough Breast Cancer initiative is empowering patients to improve services