Issue : 4 May 2010
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Nurses must be managed by nurses, congress toldSubscription
Nursing directors should have sole responsibility for line managing nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has voted.
Nursing students want fewer but longer clinical placements, according to the union Unison.
Confusion over Tory job guarantee for nursesSubscription
The Conservatives have suggested that every newly qualified nurse could be guaranteed a year’s employment if their party is elected this week.
Nurse teams could solve out-of-hour GP concernsSubscription
The majority of out of hours primary care could be provided by community nurses and nurse practitioners, Scottish politicians have been told.
Clinical nurse specialists are being sent back to the wards to perform duties outside of their specialist remit and expertise
Child safeguard team get A&E alertsSubscription
A computer system that emails the child safeguarding team when specific patients present at the accident and emergency department has been introduced in the Midlands.
Compassion is no harder to measure than rainSubscription
I know her name but it might not be appropriate to write it. She is a charge nurse on a medical ward in the south of England.
People with long term conditions should be involved in the development of self management tools. A trust explains how they consulted patients to meet their needs
What is the correct way to remove a chest drain?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Questions we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these procedures
Pulmonary rehabilitation is seen as a gold standard intervention for moderate to severe COPD. A pilot project tested its effectiveness in the early stages of disease