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Issue : 4 February 2008

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  • Day in the Life of an ENT Clinical Skills SisterSubscription

    Focus6 March, 2008

    Name: Debbie GiffordRole: ENT Clinical Skills Sister Location: Kent & Sussex HospitalWage: £28K-£37K (band 7)

  • What the knowledge and skills framework can do for youSubscription

    Focus10 February, 2008

    Kicking off'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

    Share nursing ideas8 February, 2008

    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

    News8 February, 2008

    A virulent form of Clostridium difficile has spread to Northern Ireland, the government has revealed.

  • New associate director for RCN ScotlandSubscription

    News8 February, 2008

    Ellen Hudson has become associate director for the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland.

  • Blog: Scripts and dilemmasSubscription

    Opinion8 February, 2008

    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

    News8 February, 2008

    A hospital in Cambridgeshire has closed five wards because of an outbreak of norovirus.

  • Warning over hospital nutrition standardsSubscription

    News8 February, 2008

    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

    News7 February, 2008

    Portable music players are safe to use near pacemakers, according to US researchers.

  • Doubts cast over Grazax hayfever treatmentSubscription

    News7 February, 2008

    An under-the-tongue hayfever treatment based on grass pollen extract should not be used to treat hayfever, experts have claimed.

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