Issue : 29 March 2011
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Nurses are at the heart of drawing up a huge contract for continuing healthcare across the North West, which aims to establish quality standards and a single list of approved care homes.
A long-awaited deal to get private clinics and hospitals to feed their safety data into the national incident database has been stalled since July by government plans to abolish quangos, Nursing Times has learnt.
Nurses must make the case for involvementSubscription
More primary care nurses should seek to become partners in GP practices to ensure the profession is listened to under the government’s health reforms, a senior nurse has told Nursing Times.
The serious complications than can occur in smokers with diabetes may be caused by nicotine, research suggests.
Unite coffin protest marks 'death' of NHSSubscription
A coffin will be paraded outside parliament today to symbolise the “death” of the NHS as part of a union protest against the government’s health reforms.
Community psychiatric nurses fear the introduction of personal health budgets will cut the amount of face to face time they spend with patients, a survey has revealed.
NHS nurse numbers fall, official figures show Subscription
Years of continuing growth in the number of registered nurses in the NHS has come to an end with the workforce now beginning to shrink, official figures show.
Patient mortality rates are significantly affected by the number of registered nurses on a ward, a major US had shown.
“Powerful evidence” of the growing role of specialist nurses in the NHS has been demonstrated by figures showing the number of outpatients they treat is rising by more than 100,000 a year.
Wales set to meet school nurse targetSubscription
A Welsh Assembly commitment to ensure that every secondary school in Wales has a school nurse is expected to be achieved at the end of April, the health minister Edwina Hart has announced today.