Issue : 3 December 2014
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Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the assembled audience of nurse leaders at last week’s chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Manchester that nursing, and in particular community nursing, was vital to the success of the Five-Year Forward View for the NHS.
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Pay restraint for public sector staff including NHS workers will continue into the next parliament, chancellor George Osborne told MPs yesterday.
“Vegetable diet will beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease,” is the typically overblown headline in the Daily Express.
An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.
Dr Sally Lawton has been appointed as a visiting professor of palliative care nursing at Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.
“Britain almost the worst in the world for obesity-fuelled cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
An online toolkit aimed at tackling bullying among midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals has been launched, including a recommendation for organisations to set up a multidisciplinary team to oversee improvements to their working culture.
A new framework is aiming to assure NHS staff about standards in care homes, and bring the two sectors closer together.