Issue : 31 July 2013
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I’ve been shocked to observe the contrast in safety culture between the NHS and the nuclear industry, says James Titcombe
“Two cups of coffee a day can halve risk of suicide,” The Daily Telegraph reports, while the Daily Mail suggests that coffee may also help prevent depression.
Staff reported problems raising patient safety concerns at half of the 14 acute trusts investigated in a major review, analysis by Nursing Times has revealed.
“Mentally ill people hit hard by recession,” BBC News reports.
“Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower,” the Daily Mail reports and “may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s”.
The government body that advises the NHS on vaccine policy, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), has decided that the new meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero) will not be added to the routine childhood vaccination schedule.
Job losses and cuts to NHS services will be the “inevitable” result of a government attempt to raid public sector pensions, according to a joint wanting from health service employers and unions.
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A consultation on minimum care standards for independent hospitals, clinics and hospices has been launched by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
Nursing Times Learning has launched its latest FREE online learning unit to educate nurses how to manage and assess diarrhoea .