Issue : 5 October 2010
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In the mid 1980s it wasn’t all backcombed hair and too much eyeliner. We had the miners’ strike, Thatcherism and Adam and his chuffin’ Ants. On top of that there wasn’t always much work around, so for some of us finding a “career” was a little bit random.
White paper ‘underestimates nurses’Subscription
Nurses’ lack of visibility in the health white paper will create “real problems”, Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter has predicted.
Staff personal hygiene, outsourced cleaning contracts and not knowing where to complain are factors the public considers when asked to rate hospital cleanliness, research has found.
Doll therapy in dementia care remains a controversial intervention but it may well provide people with sensory stimulation and purposeful activity
A trust that has faced serious questions about care quality in the past year is focusing on monitoring and reducing transfers to improve safety.
While testing to ascertain whether aspiring nurses are compassionate has some value, this vital quality of nursing can and should be taught by example, argues Val Newton
Seasonal flu jab to contain swine flu vaccineSubscription
The annual flu jab will this year protect against swine flu and will be offered to all pregnant women for the first time.
Safety when giving insulin in hospitalSubscription
A Rapid Response Report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how risks associated with insulin administration can be minimised to prevent harm
Nurses duck end of life care discussionsSubscription
It is nurses, not patients, who are reluctant to broach discussions about end of life care, a conference was told last week.
Nurse led projects were among the most effective in preventing older peoples’ emergency hospital admissions, research reveals.