Issue : 30 June 2009
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A report has criticised a lack of progress tackling violence and aggression against NHS staff in Wales.
National dignity ambassador Sir Michael Parkinson and care services minister Phil Hope are hosting a ‘Question Time’ event today in Leeds to promote the government’s Dignity in Care campaign.
Ward sisters should be prepared for initial disappointment over compliance with nursing indicators, suggest early results from trusts that have just started using them.
Providing older people with visual aids at mealtimes can significantly improve quality of life for people with dementia, suggests an initiative at a specialist day centre for older people in Manchester.
Matrons on the march over infection controlSubscription
University Hospital Aintree is the latest hospital to employ cardboard cut-outs of senior nursing staff in its efforts to combat healthcare-associated infections.
Research nurses take arthritis prizeSubscription
A research nurse has won a national prize in recognition of his work with arthritis patients.
Primary care services will face an ‘avalanche of need’ among dying patients if they do not act now to improve end-of-life care, a leading expert in end-of-life care has warned.
More than 150 Welsh nurses competed in the inaugural Nursing Times Leadership Challenge Cymru earlier this week.
Defining quality in end of life careSubscription
This month sees the launch of two major new documents on end-of-life care that could affect the majority of nurses at some point in their career. Clare Lomas reports on the Department of Health’s new core competences and principles for working with adults at the end of life and the Gold Standards Framework Centre’s updated guidelines on end-of-life care.
Former boxer Frank Bruno has thanked the nursing staff who helped him recover after he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2003.