Issue : 4 September 2012
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Protests grow over South West Pay ConsortiumSubscription
NHS staff have launched a series of protests across the South West to fight against the consortium of trusts looking to change pay, terms and conditions.
Anne Milton replaced as minister for nursingSubscription
Nursing minister Anne Milton lost her job in the Cabinet reshuffle.
Jeremy Hunt has been appointed as health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, in a ministerial reshuffle.
Silver tube coatings in pneumonia preventionSubscription
A review of the literature determined whether silver-coated endotracheal tubes were effective in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Dementia care: focusing on daily experiencesSubscription
A nursing home adapted and reinvented the Kitwood model for dementia care to make relationships and daily experiences key priorities.
Using negative pressure therapy in wound healingSubscription
Complex wounds may benefit from negative pressure therapy. Consideration must be given to appropriate patient selection and dressing application.
The NHS could transform the way we manage the rehabilitation of older patients by changing the way we educate and prepare healthcare assistants.
Collaborative working to reduce VTESubscription
A hospital thrombosis team brought about a trustwide change in thromboembolism prevention by focusing on successes and using a collaborative approach with staff.
VTE: its diagnosis and managementSubscription
NICE guidance on venous thromboembolism stresses the importance of prompt assessment and investigation.