Issue : 29 January 2014
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Speak out on the “small things” Subscription
To act as our patient advocates, we must recognise when care has fallen short
NMC announces review of midwife regulationSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to undertake an immediate review of the way midwives are regulated because of fears mothers and babies are being put at risk.
Hospital curtains to carry confidentiality warning Subscription
Bedside curtains at a major London hospital now carry messages warning staff that confidential conversations maybe overheard, thanks to an idea by matrons.
Six trusts with 'high death rates' revealedSubscription
Six NHS trusts have “persistently” high death rates for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, according to new data.
Care Maker scheme - more than just a numberSubscription
Chief Nursing Officer for England, Jane Cummings, explains why a desire to make a real difference for patients, carers and staff makes you an ideal Care Maker
More attention needs to be paid to suicide prevention in general hospitals, suggest findings from a UK study.
Breakthrough in search for peanut allergy 'cure'Subscription
Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown.
High oestrogen levels and diabetes can dramatically increase the risk of dementia in older women, a study has found.
Scientists have launched a new trial with the hope of treating a rare but deadly childhood cancer.
Gene therapy “could be used to treat blindness,” BBC News reports.