Issue : 28 May 2014
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Tony Stein argues that focusing on a 1:8 nursing ratio diminishes the true value of properly qualified nurses
Taking on new challengesSubscription
Becoming a Care Maker helped Susan reflect on her role and reassess her priorities
A national initiative is underway to try and ensure agency nurses used by the NHS in England are high quality and up to the job.
A range of new senior clinical nursing posts will be created in Northern Ireland, under government plans to address staff shortages and ease pressure on emergency departments in the country.
A major new survey of community nurses paints a “troubling” picture of teams lacking enough staff with the right skills and qualifications to deliver care needed by patients.
A second man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a nurse last seen leaving her workplace at Poole Hospital on the evening of 23 May.
Government drugs agency insists statins are 'safe' Subscription
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has published an overview of the benefits and risks of statins, in the wake of recent publicity about the drugs.
An external investigation at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust’s maternity services has failed to substantiate claims of unsafe care and racism made by an anonymous group of midwives, Nursing Times has learnt.
Understand and manage anxiety Subscription
Acknowledging your fears and learning to plan can ease anxious feelings
Police make arrest after disappearance of nurseSubscription
Police in Dorset have launched a major investigation into the disappearance of Rui Li, who was last seen leaving her workplace at Poole Hospital at around 6pm on 23 May.
Women with diabetes are 44% more likely to develop coronary heart disease than men with the illness, according to an international study review.
Jeremy Hunt has approved plans to replace consultant-led maternity cover at the Friarage Hospital in North Yorkshire with a midwife-led unit.
Public health specialists in the UK have urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to “control and suppress” e-cigarettes as it prepares to publish global guidelines on the devices.
Skin cancer linked to indoor tanningSubscription
Indoor tanning can trigger skin cancer even when it causes no burns, research has confirmed.
A quarter of UK adults 'are obese'Subscription
More girls under 20 are overweight or obese in the UK than anywhere else in western Europe, alarming new research has shown.
A project providing extra support to senior clinical nurse leads responsible for hospital patients with dementia brought about rapid improvements in care, an evaluation has found.
Nutrition and nursing specialists have devised a series of care plans to help nurses look after care home residents at risk of malnutrition.
Before I started my community placement I was not excited. My placement was with a city team, covering seven GP surgeries and I was expecting a slow paced day spent mainly dealing with leg ulcers.
A new study recently published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing warns a rose-tinted view of a “golden era” of nurse training is damaging efforts to tackle problems facing the profession today.
It’s music to your lungsSubscription
After hearing about singing sessions to manage pulmonary conditions, Paula Browne knew it would work with her patients