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Issue : 29 January 2014

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  • 40% of toddlers receive flu vaccine

    Figures reveal 40% of toddlers received flu vaccineSubscription

    News28 January, 2014

    Around two in five toddlers have been vaccinated against flu as part of a new mass immunisation programme, figures have shown.

  • Women over 50 warned not to skip smear tests

    Women over 50 warned not to skip smear tests

    NHS Choices28 January, 2014

    “Women aged 50 and older are being warned of the dangers of skipping smear tests,” BBC News reports, as a UK study into the impact of cervical cancer screening found that our current screening practices seem to work.

  • Lansinoh Team of the Year

    Country's top midwives highlighted with awardsSubscription

    News28 January, 2014

    Midwives at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London have been named team of the year at a national awards ceremony.

  • Residents in the pop-up pub at Grevill House care home

    Care home creates 'pop-up pub' for residentsSubscription

    News28 January, 2014

    Residents at a Gloucestershire care home can now enjoy a game of darts or their favourite drink, thanks to the introduction of a pop-up pub.

  • nurse_clinic_hospital_clinic_bed.jpg

    Staffing gap grows between NHS nursing sectorsSubscription

    News28 January, 2014

    There was a dramatic rise in the number of nursing staff employed by hospitals in England in the immediate wake of the report into care failings into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, latest official figures reveal.

  • Jenni_middleton.jpg

    'It’s vital to fix staffing problems in all settings'Subscription

    Opinion28 January, 2014

    Nurses have often mainly been defined by cliché until this point. Stop someone in the street and ask them to think about a nurse, and they will immediately paint a picture of someone who works in a ward, attending to the sick in hospital, and being the handmaiden to doctors.

  • Are you a School of Nursing interested in signing up?

    Are you a School of Nursing interested in signing up?

    Opinion27 January, 2014

    Signing up to Speak out Safely tells your students and staff that you will support them if they raise concerns over patient safety.

  • stressed nurse

    Staffing and workload of most concern to Welsh nursesSubscription

    News27 January, 2014

    Heavy workloads and decreasing staff levels topped the list of concerns for nurses in Wales last year, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing.

  • record keeping nurse monitoring patient on bed

    Guidance on 'named' hospital clinicians due in MarchSubscription

    News27 January, 2014

    Guidance on allocating “named” nurses and doctors to patients for their whole hospital stay are to be published later this year, the health secretary has said.

  • NMC building

    Abusive convent nurse struck off by NMCSubscription

    News27 January, 2014

    A foul-mouthed convent nurse was struck off the nursing register on Friday.

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