Issue : 28 May 2014
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Nurses arriving from the European Union to take up jobs in the NHS admit they may not have the “right” language skills to work effectively, and often have difficulty slotting into the healthcare system.
'Alarm bells should ring when staff stay silent'Subscription
Whistleblowers must be listened to and supported. That was the message from the health secretary Jeremy Hunt as he spoke at last week’s Patient Safety Congress.
60 seconds with...Teresa Fendyke, lead nurse/modern matron, Care UK Prison Healthcare, HMP Isle of WightSubscription
We talk to Teresa Fendyke, lead nurse/modern matron, Care UK Prison Healthcare, HMP Isle of Wight, who has been a nurse for 18 years.
The number of nurses and midwives in post in Scotland has risen over the 12 months, but so has reliance on bank and agency staff, according to latest statistics.
More than one in 20 people who completed a questionnaire on type 2 diabetes risk already had the condition, it has emerged.
The government should tackle loneliness amongst the over-65s by training those without the skills to use the internet, a think-tank has recommended.
The number of children registered blind or partially sighted has risen as survival rates for severely premature babies improve, according to new findings.
“There is no evidence whatsoever linking the development of autism to childhood vaccines,” The Guardian reports.
“Scientists have developed an ‘early warning system’ to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup,” BBC News reports.
“Massive dose of measles virus kills cancer cells,” The Daily Telegraph reports.