Issue : 28 June 2011
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Quiz yourself ... What kind of team player are you? Subscription
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Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style?Subscription
Everyone deals with exams differently, but is your revision technique a help or a hindrance? Quiz yourself and find out …
Quiz yourself ... What’s your eating style?Subscription
Apple or crisps? Take our quiz to find out your eating style and what you can do to follow a more balanced diet
NHS Direct cuts frontline budget by £7.9mSubscription
NHS Direct, which employs 800 nurses, is to cut its frontline staff budget by more than 10% as part of a £14.6m savings plan - but the body has expressed confidence that redundancies can be avoided.
Play School presenter and Liberal Democrat Peer, Floella Benjamin, is supporting a bedwetting awareness campaign from national children’s health charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC).
Plymouth looks to downsize by 281 postsSubscription
Plymouth Hospitals Trust has begun a consultation with frontline staff on reducing its workforce by 281 whole time equivalents to help the trust reduce the pay bill by £17m.
Nurses sought to stamp out Olympics dopingSubscription
Nurses are to be recruited to play a key role in stamping out the use of performance-enhancing drugs during the 2012 Olympics.
Mid Staffs nurses' concerns ignoredSubscription
Nurses raising concerns about “dangerous” staffing levels at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust were repeatedly ignored, an analysis of 940 incident reports has revealed.
Government backs protected training budgetsSubscription
Trusts will be restricted from plundering nurses’ training funds after the government backed calls to “protect” education budgets.
Hope is growing that the Health Bill can be amended to ensure healthcare assistants are regulated, despite government resistance to such a move.
Chesterfield A&E reopens after serious fireSubscription
A hospital A&E department has reopened after it was forced to shut due to a serious fire.
The government is to investigate if there are “systemic ” problems with the way learning disabilities patients are cared for, as part of a review into events at the Winterbourne View care home.
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
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
How a mental health trust developed an initiative to encourage service users to get involved in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
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