Issue : 31 May 2011
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Effective patient care relies on clear and accurate clinical records.
Mental health patients offered fishing therapySubscription
Two hospitals in Scotland are offering their patients a chance to go fishing in the hope that it will be therapeutic.
Jane Warner, self-employed nurse, has a few tips for those considering going it alone
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Macmillan urges support for cancer patientsSubscription
A charity has called for the health service to acknowledge the long-term impact for cancer patients after new statistics showed the survival rates for many patients are improving.
The government may seek to involve nurses in commissioning by setting up local “clinical cabinets” to advise GP consortia, it has emerged.
The Department of Health is to run a campaign to encourage more NHS staff to get immunised against seasonal influenza, following continued poor uptake among the healthcare workforce last year.
Increasing the ratio of registered nurses to patients significantly improves the perceived quality of care on hospital wards, according to early findings from a major study.
Reform delay leaves nurses in limboSubscription
The government looks likely to leave nurses and the rest of the NHS workforce in limbo as its health reforms face further significant delays.
Will higher academic entry requirements for nursing degree courses result in better care in the years to come?