Issue : 3 July 2013
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NICE approves raft of new drugsSubscription
Drugs for overactive bladder, type 2 diabetes and preventing blood clots have been approved for use by the NHS in England and Wales.
Nurses will need training to help implement a landmark legal change on organ donation in Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Warning over fake herb diabetes claimsSubscription
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning over “dangerous” and “false” claims that an unlicensed herbal tablet could be taken as a substitute for prescription diabetes drugs.
Unequal access to a vital blood test means thousands of cancer patients may not be receiving the best treatment, a study has shown.
The NHS is “one of the greatest achievements of civilisation”, doctors’ leaders have said.
Older patients should have a named nurse or doctor responsible for their care in the community, health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced last week.
Nordic walking can help heart failure rehabSubscription
Nordic walking is a “promising alternative” treatment for heart failure patients, according to Canadian researchers.
The Daily Express has warned that a “few extra pounds ‘could be deadly’,” because of an increased risk of heart and circulation problems.
Leading with compassionSubscription
Nurses must be able to speak up if they are to provide patient-centred care
Learning lessons of “going mobile”Subscription
I believe as a social enterprise, and as an NHS healthcare provider, we need to be much more efficient with money and time. By doing this, we can ensure the current economic climate does not impact on quality of care.