Issue : 29 July 2008
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Training triage A&E nurses to identify key risk factors for suicide attempts could help pick up those most at risk before it is too late, suggests a US study.
Unison HCA conference: Transfer plan for degreesSubscription
Trainee HCAs on foundation degree courses should be able to do extra modules so they can easily transfer over to nursing degree courses, according to a leading academic.
Proposals for a regulatory system for HCAs are expected to be published in the new year, delegates heard last week at a Unison conference in London.
The NMC will not elect a new vice-president before the council is dissolved in January.
Cost of vetting to be transferred to nursesSubscription
A new vetting and barring scheme to protect vulnerable adults will require all nurses to pay an extra £64 on top of their NMC registration fee in order to practise.
No single factor contributes to an increase in healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in NHS trusts, according to latest nurse research.
NMC panels face sweeping cutsSubscription
Many of the NMC’s fitness to practise panellists will not be reappointed when their term of office expires, NT has learnt.
Cash needed to reduce obesitySubscription
The government must fund more school nurse posts to help stem the increase in obesity levels, according to the RCN.
Nurses back career pathwaysSubscription
The Department of Health is to push ahead with its plan to modernise nursing careers by introducing structured clinical pathways.
A good deathSubscription
Dying people should receive better care thanks to a new strategy. Jo Hartley outlines the current barriers nurses face in practice