Issue : 3 December 2014
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Most nurses continue to work an eight hour shift, despite the growing popularity of extended working periods in recent years, our annual survey suggests.
“Britain almost the worst in the world for obesity-fuelled cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
The prime minister and his cabinet are among MPs trained to be “dementia friends” by Eileen Sills, chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Primary care clinicians should use a “simple blood test” if it is unclear whether a patient has pneumonia and needs to be treated with antibiotics, according to the National Institute for Health Care Excellence.
Researchers from one of the country’s largest hospital trusts have begun recruiting patients to a study that is seeking to find alternative antibiotics to treat drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea.
Children born prematurely are at an increased risk of flu-related complications and should be a priority group for the seasonal influenza vaccination, claim researchers.
The University of the West of Scotland has announced the appointment of Karen Wilson as dean of its school of health, nursing and midwifery.
The Royal College of Nursing has signalled its intension to launch an extra hours campaign in early 2015.
If I were to ask you if you thought those who are dependent on substances and members of their family were subjected to negativity from some healthcare professionals, what would your honest answer be?
“Eating a small portion of yoghurt every day may reduce diabetes risk,” The Independent reports.