Issue : 30 October 2007
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Obesity lowers chance of conceptionSubscription
Obese women are less likely to conceive than those with a lower body mass index (BMI), a new study reveals.
How to make your CV stand outSubscription
Every week nursing opportunities are advertised and hundreds of hopefuls send off CVs and application forms. Busy managers have little time to read the masses of applications they receive, so making your CV stand out is vital.
Smokers less likely to have advanced IPFSubscription
A study has found that smokers were less likely than non-smokers to have advanced symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
CNO launches benchmark on tidinessSubscription
A new Essence of Care benchmark on the patient environment was launched today at the Chief Nursing Officer's annual conference.
New career pathways proposedSubscription
Nurses will in future follow one of five career pathways under new government proposals on the future of post-registration training and career development.
Mental health nurses have an acknowledged need to be effective communicators with service users. This is widely accepted to be a core skill. Experience of interviewing patients appealing against detention under the Mental Health Act suggests that the relationship between the primary nurse and service user is not meeting expectations.
Devising an involvement strategy for carersSubscription
We all involve patients’ relatives, friends, partners and carers to a greater or lesser degree in the provision of healthcare. However, if we are not careful this involvement can easily become ad hoc, lack direction / prioritisation and resources. A ‘strategy’ or framework can help you work out the best way to proceed. West London Mental Health Trust’s Sue Cummings produced just such a strategy………..
Reducing paperwork with senior sister PAsSubscription
The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust recently (October 2007) piloted a new role, the Senior Nurse Personal Assistant. Since the introduction of four Senior Nurse Personal Assistants 12 months ago, there have been demonstrable benefits:
Nursing Times' ongoing series on Agenda for Change answers your questions about the new pay system. Here we look at gateways.
Agenda for Change…Explained