Issue : 4 December 2007
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Findings from the first phase of a study undertaken to explore the learning community education adviser role.
This article describes the development of a mental health triage service that eventually ran across Gloucestershire between June 2004 and January 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.