Issue : 29 January 2014
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Around two in five toddlers have been vaccinated against flu as part of a new mass immunisation programme, figures have shown.
“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.
Country's top midwives highlighted with awardsSubscription
Midwives at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London have been named team of the year at a national awards ceremony.
Care home creates 'pop-up pub' for residentsSubscription
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.
Staffing gap grows between NHS nursing sectorsSubscription
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.
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.
Signing up to Speak out Safely tells your students and staff that you will support them if they raise concerns over patient safety.
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.
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.
Abusive convent nurse struck off by NMCSubscription
A foul-mouthed convent nurse was struck off the nursing register on Friday.