Issue : 30 June 2008
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Blog: Is a measles epidemic inevitable?Subscription
I struggled to choose a topic for my first blog. Should I consider the battle against healthcare associated infections (HCAI), the government’s controversial 'bare below the elbow' or 'deep cleaning' initiatives, or the HPV immunisation programme due to start in September 2008?
The Department of Health has launched a new consultation to review the funding of stoma and urology appliances in primary care.
Sacral nerve stimulation is cost effectiveSubscription
Sacral nerve stimulation is a cost-effective treatment for faecal incontinence compared with non-surgical treatment.
New prostate cancer leaflet publishedSubscription
The Prostate Cancer Charity has published a booklet aimed at men diagnosed wirth prostate cancer.
Nurses are now able to prescribe a barrier cream containing honey (Medihoney).
Union threatens autumn strikeSubscription
An autumn strike is among the actions threatened by Unite as it steps up its campaign against the thee-year NHS pay deal.
Free DVD helps parents prepare for babySubscription
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is offering healthcare professionals a free DVD to help prepare parents for life with a baby.
Cancer nurses reduce depression in patientsSubscription
Specially trained cancer nurses could substantially improve the management of depression in cancer patients, according to new research.
Travellers bring deadly malaria to UKSubscription
A deadly form of malaria is on the rise in UK travellers who continue to ignore prevention messages, according to the Health Protection Agency
Nurses gain new prescribing adviserSubscription
Professor Molly Courtenay has been named prescribing adviser at the Association for Nurse Prescribing.