Issue : 3 August 2010
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Family Nurse Partnerships could be scrapped next April after the Department of Health confirmed their funding would fall under the government spending review.
Midwife networks could improve patient choiceSubscription
Midwives could be transferred from their hospital trusts to work for new maternity networks under plans being examined by the Department of Health.
Attempts to transform nursing care are threatened by plans to axe national bodies in charge of quality improvement, patient safety and public health, nurse leaders have warned.
Regulate HCAs now, warns reviewSubscription
There is an urgent need to regulate assistant practitioners because they are being increasingly used as substitutes for registered nurses, a major review has warned.
Home-working nurses keep patients from hospitalSubscription
NHS Direct nurses who work from home can keep patients out of hospital and GP surgeries as a result of their telephone consultations.
Nursing minister Anne Milton has suggested hairdressers could become a force in public health.
Nearly half of enterprises nurse ledSubscription
Nurses are at the forefront of the government’s push to make the NHS the “largest social enterprise sector in the world”.
To what extent can pressure relieving surfaces help reduce the costs of pressure ulcers?Subscription
Pressure ulcers are costly for both healthcare budgets and individual patients. This case study estimated the likely savings from using pressure relieving surfaces
The classic signs of skin damage are different in Caucasian and dark pigmented skin. Advice on how to identify pressure ulcers in dark skin is provided
E-portfolios are increasingly replacing paper versions to record learning. Some vital issues need to be considered when introducing them into nursing education