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Issue : 5 February 2008

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  • Nursing care plan must be improvedSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    RCN Scotland has backed a report calling for better planning of free personal and nursing care.

  • Unemployment rises in graduatesSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Unemployment among graduate nurses is increasing, information released in the Commons confirmed last week.

  • Students dumped in training rowSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Nursing students in London have found themselves at the centre of a row over pre-registration training standards.

  • Scotland boosts MS care provisionSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Every health board in Scotland now has at least one multiple sclerosis specialist nurse, following the appointment of Alison Maciver.

  • Where training is valuedSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    In recent weeks, NT’s training campaign, Time out for Training, has focused on the lack of time, funds and support given to nurses’ post-registration education. This week, Jennifer Taylor contrasts staff experiences in the NHS with those in the independent and voluntary sectors

  • Nursing in the 1960’s: 'The ward sisters were pretty fierce'Subscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Continuing our series of features celebrating the 60th anniversary of the NHS, Adrian O’Dowd looks at the 1960s – a time when nurses were growing in confidence

  • Starting outSubscription

    Focus1 February, 2008

    Some experiences are beyond words

  • On the wardsSubscription

    Focus1 February, 2008

    ‘Space is at a premium’

  • Hot TopicSubscription

    Focus1 February, 2008

    ‘The important symbols of nursing have not been eradicated – they have changed’

  • record keeping nurse monitoring patient on bed

    What should I do if a colleagues competence is questioned?Subscription

    Focus1 February, 2008

    If an appropriately qualified nurse is allocated to a patient but her competence is questioned by a staff member, what are the responsibilities of the manager?