Issue : 29 April 2015
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A community and mental health provider in Yorkshire has become the latest NHS organisation to be granted foundation trust status.
The NHS constitution requires the NHS to provide a comprehensive service available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender reassignment, parental status or marital or civil partnership status.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control that can last up to three years, according to UK researchers.
Texting someone on a mobile phone during a minor surgical procedure done under local anaesthetic can significantly reduce a patient’s demand for narcotic pain relief, according to researchers.
Earlier today members of the Royal College of Midwives in Northern Ireland held a four-hour strike over pay, from 8am-12pm.
Nurses are set to demonstrate outside a major London hospital this evening in protest against the perceived threat of cuts to unsocial hours pay.
Sam Foster, chief nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has been invited to carry the ceremonial lamp at Westminster Abbey next week to celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale.
An ever-increasing reliance on agency and bank nurses is costing the NHS and risks harming patient care, according to a new report by the King’s Fund.
As a member of a family who lost someone as a consequence of the Afghanistan conflict, the news of the end of British soldiers being sent there came as welcome news – and no doubt a wave of relief for those with family members serving as part of the British forces.
We talk to Pamela Shaw, a practice educator/health visitor, who qualified as a nurse in 1991 before embarking on a career in midwifery.