Issue : 30 June 2009
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Call for NHS pay to be linked to productivitySubscription
Unions have suggested that nurse pay rises could be linked to increases in efficiency in the NHS.
Nurses were found to concentrate on technical aspects of care which prevented the development of the supportive relationship that patients on dialysis wanted
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.
A member of the NICE guideline development group highlights the important issues from the latest evidence-based guideline for readers of Nursing Times
Former boxer Frank Bruno has thanked the nursing staff who helped him recover after he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2003.
Hospital ward closes after C diff deathSubscription
A ward in a Scottish hospital has been closed to new patients after C diff infection was implicated in the death of one patient being treated on the ward, and five others were diagnosed with the virus.
This article describes the implementation of seven quality care indicators – or metrics – and the way data was presented to frontline staff
A total of 76 proposed clinical indicators to measure the standard of care provided in the community are to be introduced as part of the Transforming Community Services programme, the latest stage of the Darzi Next Stage Review of the NHS.
A report has criticised a lack of progress tackling violence and aggression against NHS staff in Wales.
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.