Issue : 4 February 2008
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Day in the Life of an ENT Clinical Skills SisterSubscription
Name: Debbie GiffordRole: ENT Clinical Skills Sister Location: Kent & Sussex HospitalWage: £28K-£37K (band 7)
Kicking off nursingtimes.net's new series of articles from our partners at NHS Employers, KSF project manager Bill McMillan explains how nurses can apply the framework to improving health
What makes a winning work placeSubscription
For the last two years, Sunderland PCT has been voted by nurses the top employer of nurses, in NT’s annual Top 100 survey. Emma Wilkinson asks nurses there what makes the trust such a good employer
Killer C diff strain spreads to Northern IrelandSubscription
A virulent form of Clostridium difficile has spread to Northern Ireland, the government has revealed.
New associate director for RCN ScotlandSubscription
Ellen Hudson has become associate director for the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland.
Blog: Scripts and dilemmasSubscription
Today I received an email asking my opinion about nurses signing scripts for nurses. The independent prescriber who sent the email has developed this over the last 12 months
Norovirus hits hospitalSubscription
A hospital in Cambridgeshire has closed five wards because of an outbreak of norovirus.
Warning over hospital nutrition standardsSubscription
Doctors have warned that malnutrition is still common in NHS hospitals – and that the problem has increased by 85% over the past 10 years.
iPods safe with pacemakersSubscription
Portable music players are safe to use near pacemakers, according to US researchers.
Doubts cast over Grazax hayfever treatmentSubscription
An under-the-tongue hayfever treatment based on grass pollen extract should not be used to treat hayfever, experts have claimed.