Issue : 30 June 2009
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Scotland to scrap generic community nurse plansSubscription
The Scottish government is to scrap controversial plans to create a generic community nurse role following consultations with nursing unions.
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.
A review of the Knowledge and Skills Framework NHS staff training scheme will investigate whether or not it can be simplified.
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.
Student nurse funding to get radical reformSubscription
Changes in pre-registration nurse training could see the funding of nurse education facing a radical overhaul.
Nurses were found to concentrate on technical aspects of care which prevented the development of the supportive relationship that patients on dialysis wanted
This article describes the implementation of seven quality care indicators – or metrics – and the way data was presented to frontline staff
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.
As the government publishes palliative care competences, Jacqueline Pooler highlights the importance of choice over place of death – and the right kinds of bed to enable this
Scotland is using teamwork to tackle swine fluSubscription
Nicola Sturgeon on how Scotland has responded to swine flu