Issue : 3 June 2015
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Trust proposals could see district nurse posts cut by nearly 20% in south Manchester, Nursing Times can reveal.
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Clinical detergent wet wipes used in hospitals across the UK show “huge variability” in their ability to eliminate healthcare-associated infections, according to a study led by Cardiff University.
Nurses at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust can now instantly upload patient observations direct from a patient bedside to a central hub on the wards.
Karen Ainsworth has been praised for coming up with an idea to comfort patients, particularly those with dementia, during pacemaker procedures.
“Patients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus,” The Guardian reports.
“Women who take the latest generations of contraceptive pills are at a greater risk of potentially lethal blood clots,” The Times reports.
The chief nursing officer for England has defended her takeover of responsibility for safe staffing guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.
Sir Robert Francis has expressed serious concerns over the decision to suspend the programme of work that he recommended to determine safe nurse staffing levels.
With pressure coming from above and below, Donato asks “Do we offer our middle managers the understanding they deserve?”