Issue : 31 July 2013
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The LCP Review heard terrible tales of poor care delivered by professionals to those who were dying. I have worked in palliative and end of life care for over 20 years and cannot condone such poor care.
A new award, recognising the importance of compassion in nursing, has been presented to a graduate nurse for the first time by a university in Scotland.
Proton beam cancer therapy coming to UKSubscription
Cancer patients who currently travel abroad for a special type of radiotherapy will be able to get it in the UK from 2018.
A screening tool used for detecting suicide risk in general hospital patients who have self-harmed is ineffective and should no longer be used, new research suggests.
People with diabetes are facing serious illness because the number of blood test strips available on the NHS are being rationed to cut costs, a charity has warned.
Welsh government hands palliative care £6.5m boost Subscription
Wales is investing £6.5m in its palliative care services as part of the Delivering End of Life Care Plan, published in April.
Fungal infection drug banned due to liver riskSubscription
The European Medicines Agency has banned oral medicines containing ketoconazole – sold under the brand name Nizoral – for treating fungal infections.
Latest nursing research has found that wards should have seven patients or fewer per registered nurse to avoid missing vital care.
Staffing levels: who’s counting?Subscription
With news of growing staff shortages and cuts to training places, nursing feels increasingly understaffed and under pressure. How are nurses faring on the wards, and is anybody listening?
High Court quashes Lewisham downgrade decisionSubscription
The decision to downgrade services at Lewisham Hospital has been quashed in the High Court.