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Issue : 4 December 2007

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  • Evaluating a new role to support mentors in practiceSubscription

    Clinical18 January, 2008

    Findings from the first phase of a study undertaken to explore the learning community education adviser role.

  • Developing a mental health triage service in primary careSubscription

    Clinical18 January, 2008

    This article describes the development of a mental health triage service that eventually ran across Gloucestershire between June 2004 and January 2007.

  • ‘The crisis in public health is really a crisis of culture’Subscription

    Focus3 December, 2007

    I was once employed to set up health-promotion initiatives in a very poor area.My brief was simple: establish asthma, diabetes, smoking-cessation and healthy-eating clinics for people who like heroin

  • The Oscars of nursingSubscription

    Focus3 December, 2007

    Nurses from across the UK donned black ties and evening dress last week in order to celebrate their own and their colleagues’ achievements at the Nursing Times Awards in London, writes Victoria Thompson

  • Maidstone and Turnbridge Wells nurses speak outSubscription

    Focus3 December, 2007

    Nurses at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust speak exclusively to Emma Vere-Jones about the damning Healthcare Commission report that rocketed their trust into the front pages.

  • New legislation ushers in range of health and social care reformsSubscription

    News3 December, 2007

    The Health and Social Care Bill had its second reading in the Commons last week, Emma Vere-Jones considers its implications.

  • How nurses will tackle the flu pandemicSubscription

    Analysis3 December, 2007

    New plans reveal the key role that UK nurses would play in an influenza pandemic, reports Louise Tweddell.

  • TIA patients are ‘not assessed soon enough’Subscription

    News3 December, 2007

    Many patients who have a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at an increased risk of stroke because they are not assessed soon enough in specialist clinics, suggest UK researchers

  • Depression alert for smoking drugSubscription

    News3 December, 2007

    Regulators are to ‘closely monitor’ the use of new smoking cessation drug varenicline (Champix) in patients with a history of psychiatric illness.

  • Palliative pilot meets home care needsSubscription

    News3 December, 2007

    The number of terminally ill people with cancer who are able to die at home has more than doubled under a nurse-led palliative care scheme piloted by a charity.

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