Issue : 4 August 2008
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The RCN has won a legal case that has reinstated one of its members onto the nursing register.
Government warns on pandemic flu riskSubscription
Britain is in more danger from a pandemic influenza outbreak than a terrorist attack, according to a government document.
A hospital in Scotland where an outbreak of Clostridium difficile killed nine patients has been criticised for poor hygiene and use of antibiotics in an independent review.
RCN to consult on anti-strike ruleSubscription
The RCN is calling for members’ views on a rule that effectively prevents nurses going out on strike.
Maggot antibiotic could be used against MRSASubscription
Maggots could be the next weapon in the fight against the MRSA superbug, according to scientists.
Emergency guidance issued on arterial line useSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued emergency guidance on arterial line use following reports of problems with infusions and sampling.
A Filipino man whose nurse wife died in childbirth following a hospital’s negligence has been allowed to stay in the country.
Shocking figures have revealed some NHS hospitals are infested with rats, cockroaches and maggots.
A model for joint workingSubscription
A private healthcare provider has taken over a floor at London’s University College Hospital. Jo Hartley finds out how nurses from the two sectors are sharing their skills
'Aren’t we glad that there are lots of consultants who are visionary and appreciate that nurses are more than capable of carrying out a specialist role?'