Issue : 30 October 2012
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Jacky Edwards, from University Hospital of South Manchester, was last night named “Nurse of the Year” at the Nursing Times Awards in London.
Management at University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust have been criticised by the Care Quality Commission for failing to address long running staffing issues on a ward for seriously ill children.
Campaign aims to get flu shots on targetSubscription
The flu fighter campaign, run by NHS Employers, is aiming to increase the uptake of flu jabs among NHS staff. Jennifer Taylor reports
It has been revealed that safeguarding alerts have been issued for at least 19 of the 51 former residents of Winterbourne View since they were moved to other care homes.
Pregnant women urged to take B12Subscription
Mothers-to-be should take vitamin B12 to prevent their children developing birth defects such as spina bifida, a charity has said.
The controversial Liverpool care pathway has “transformed” end-of-life care, according to an article in a leading medical journal.
Quality of patient care has declined, say nurses Subscription
One in three nurses believes the quality of patient care has declined in the last year, research suggests.
Senior nurses form new hand hygiene 'alliance'Subscription
A group of senior infection control nurses have come together with patient groups to try and prevent the loss of progress made on hand hygiene over the past decade.
Study shows feedback improves hand hygieneSubscription
Regular feedback helps improve the compliance of nurses and healthcare assistants with hand hygiene protocols, a study has found.
'Is Facebook a student nurse's worst enemy?'Subscription
Social networking is the student nurse’s biggest enemy, well that’s the impression I’ve been given …