Issue : 4 December 2013
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The School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire is one of the country’s largest providers of health and social work education
NHS commissioners have been criticised for failing to answer questions about patient safety and staffing issues at an urgent care centre in Loughborough.
People having a routine operation on a Friday are 24% more likely to die than if they had one earlier in the week, according to a report.
Now is the time to ask questionsSubscription
Claire Harries has a questioning mind and penchant for high standards - she asks ‘is that such a bad thing?’
A major survey of nursing in London has revealed higher than average vacancy rates and “dangerous” cuts to senior nursing posts, amid a growing workforce shortage in the capital.
Family nurse scheme to be expanded in ScotlandSubscription
The Family Nurse Partnership scheme is to be extended to support more young parents in Scotland.
Safe staffing on the tableSubscription
Senior nurse managers met in London to tackle the thorny issue of safe staffing levels. Nursing Times captured their thoughts
People who take vitamin D supplements in the belief that they protect against heart disease and cancer may be wasting their time, a study suggests.
Teenage births fall 8% in 12 monthsSubscription
Teenage births in England have fallen 8% in the last year, according to new figures on hospital deliveries.
New care home volunteering project launchedSubscription
Five clinical commissioning group areas across England are participating in a new programme to promote volunteering in care homes.