Issue : 6 July 2010
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Midwives need to cut travel timeSubscription
Community midwives spend the equivalent of two days a week on administration and travel, research for NHS managers shows.
Male nurses more likely to be sanctioned by NMCSubscription
A male nurse or midwife is four times as likely as a female to be sanctioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, fitness to practise data shows.
Anne Milton pledges to shelter frontline nursesSubscription
Health minister Anne Milton has pledged to protect frontline nurses and give them more control over decisions about patient care.
Overwork fears for breast cancer nursesSubscription
Breast cancer nurse specialists are concerned they have too few staff to cope with an expected surge in referrals.
Increasingly patchy funding for practice nurse training is encouraging “uneasy” alliances with the pharmaceutical industry, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
A planned immigration cap could force the NHS to train more specialist nurses, a workforce expert has told Nursing Times.
How nurses can implement the high impact actions to improve quality and cost effectivenessSubscription
As part of the drive to increase quality and effectiveness, a new report aims to inspire clinicians to undertake initiatives to achieve the high impact actions
Wellbeing is now considered a crucial aspect of mental health. A continuing needs unit introduced a programme of reviews to improve quality of care
Hospital admissions for chronic heart failure present significant costs for the health service. Using telehealth led to a significant reduction in admissions Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
The increasing ageing population means nurses need to find innovative ways to manage long term conditions. A pilot site found telehealth has many benefits