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Issue : 5 April 2011

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  • A nurse raises concerns with managers in silhouette

    New handbook for nurses to raise concernsSubscription

    News11 April, 2011

    Guidance on raising concerns about patient safety in the wake of the crisis at Mid Staffordshire Hospital was launched last week by the union Unison at its annual health conference in Liverpool.

  • Help for nurses to spot sexual abuse

    Help for nurses to spot sexual abuseSubscription

    News7 April, 2011

    Nurses and midwives will be able to benefit from a new scheme to help health professionals spot sexual abuse in children and adults.

  • whistleblowing

    Advice sought on whistleblowing 'ignored'Subscription

    News6 April, 2011

    Four in 10 people working in the care sector who have sought advice on whistleblowing have tried to raise their concerns with management, which were either denied or ignored, research has revealed.

  • chest x ray

    Statins 'cut pneumonia death rate'Subscription

    News6 April, 2011

    Death by pneumonia could be avoided by taking statins, a study by a group of epidemiologists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has revealed.

  • Practice nurse

    London consortium commits to nurse on its boardSubscription

    News6 April, 2011

    A pioneering GP consortium plans to give local practice nurses a vote to elect one of their number to a position on its board.

  • Nurses given 'right to provide' through social enterprise

    Nurses given 'right to provide' through social enterpriseSubscription

    News5 April, 2011

    The government has failed to clarify whether nurses that set up new “social enterprise” schemes will able to keep their NHS pension.

  • Sign for Stafford Hospital

    Mid Staffs ignored shortage of nurses in rush to become FTSubscription

    News5 April, 2011

    A report highlighting a major shortage of nurses at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust was withheld from the organisation’s board by its chief executive until it gained foundation status.

  • Nurses to lead on care after death

    Nurses to lead on care after deathSubscription

    News5 April, 2011

    Exclusive: Registered nurses have been charged with responsibility for overseeing the care of patients after death, under the first national guidance on “last offices”.

  • A mentor and student review work

    More trainees for health visitors to boost workforceSubscription

    News5 April, 2011

    Health visitors will be encouraged to supervise more than one student at a time in a bid to achieve the government’s target of 4,200 more health visitors in post by 2015.

  • Lansley trails 'improvements' to NHS reforms

    One month's delay to NHS reformsSubscription

    News4 April, 2011

    The Health Bill’s progress through parliament is to be delayed by a month to give health secretary Andrew Lansley time to listen to concerns about the possible impact on the NHS.  

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