Issue : 29 November 2011
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Stafford Hospital shuts overnight A&E servicesSubscription
Stafford Hospital has shut its accident and emergency unit at night due to staff shortages.
Nurses too busy due to cuts - RCN ScotlandSubscription
Half of nursing staff say they are too busy to provide the standard of care they would like to because of cuts to the “backbone of the NHS”, a survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Scotland found.
Shift patterns changed at four week's noticeSubscription
Nurses working for NHS Direct could have their shift patterns changed with just four week’s notice under plans being pushed through by management.
Warnings issued over escalating staff tensionsSubscription
Chancellor George Osborne’s clampdown on pay ahead of tomorrow’s national public sector strike comes amid a series of warnings over worsening staff tensions.
A nurse has received a sentence of 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, after she was caught applying for an NHS-sponsored bursary and university place with false documentation.
Cases of norovirus should initially be managed in single rooms and bays in a bid to prevent whole hospital wards being closed, new guidelines recommend.
UK HIV infection rates show a riseSubscription
The number of people living with HIV in the UK rose from 2009 to the end of 2010, data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has shown.
The government needs to take a long, hard look at who is really breaking our economy, says Unison’s Dave Prentis
Trusts have been told that nurses who leave night shifts early to join the strike, which kicks in at midnight tomorrow, could forfeit their wage for that entire shift.
How skill mix affects quality of careSubscription
The boundaries between different nursing roles have become increasingly blurred. Does care given by nurses differ from that by healthcare assistants and, if so, how?