Issue : 5 July 2011
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Managers are urged to support their nurses in a national programme intended to give the profession a major say in improving quality of care while at the same time improving efficiency – so that safety is not compromised.
District nurses often set a “rubbish” example to patients about healthy lifestyles, according to the head of community services in Leicester.
Post-registration training cuts revealedSubscription
Nurses working in specialist areas, mental health and schools are bearing the brunt of training cuts, figures obtained by Nursing Times reveal.
Scottish nursing workforce being 'chipped away'Subscription
The loss of nursing posts in Scotland is accelerating, latest workforce figures reveal.
RCN: Trusts 'struggling' with new A&E indicators Subscription
Poor quality data on the work of nurses and other accident and emergency clinicians has led the government to change the way it measures performance in accident and emergency.
Minorities 'targeted' by NHS fraud squadSubscription
Scores of immigrant nurses have been investigated by NHS anti-fraud investigators amid claims black staff members have been unfairly “targeted”.
Nurses caught out by NHS ProtectSubscription
Zimbabwean mental health nurse Richman Matinyadze was jailed for seven months in December 2010 after admitting charges of possessing false documentation, following an NHS Protect investigation.
Whistleblowing hits record highSubscription
The Care Quality Commission has seen a record rise in whistleblowing calls, but there are mounting fears that it lacks the “teeth” and resources to properly investigate nurses’ concerns.
The second article in this two-part series focuses on supporting patients with depression
Common mental health disordersSubscription
A new guideline offers advice on identification, assessment and care pathways for people with mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms
Stroke is the single largest cause of neurological disability in the UK. For some, the physical disability may not be as devastating as the emotional aspects
The last of a four-part series on some of the main changes to the Department of Health’s new extended never events list discusses preventing air embolus
The UK has more than 50,000 non-medical prescribers, but are they improving care?
Evaluating the impact and efficacy of nurse prescribing at an acute trust in England
Ensure safe and effective care when using enteral and parenteral nutrition
Doctors back healthcare assistant regulationSubscription
Doctors’ representatives have backed a call for the regulation of healthcare assistants as part of a drive to ensure health services are “properly regulated”.
Hospice wards are better staffed than NHS palliative care wards and provide better quality care, at a higher cost, according to research shared with Nursing Times.
Round the clock community nursing services should be available everywhere to support patients nearing the end of their life, according to an independent review commissioned by the government into the way palliative care is funded.
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