Issue : 6 March 2012
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to reinstate two legal assessors who were removed by the regulator’s former chief executive Dickon Weir-Hughes.
Nurses could face fines in fitness casesSubscription
Nurses could be forced to pay fines and legal costs when found at fault in fitness to practise cases, under a plan presented by legal experts to ministers.
A “disappointingly” low ballot turnout among Royal College of Nursing members has led it to hold back from rejecting the government’s latest pensions offer.
Four in running for chief nurse roleSubscription
Candidates are now in the final race for the new senior nursing position on the NHS Commissioning Board.
Nurses face increased public scrutinySubscription
The performance of nurses is to be exposed to routine public scrutiny for the first time under a “transparency” pilot scheme that senior nurses hope to roll out across the country.
Helping to develop educational tools for health professionals will support people with diabetes to manage their injectable therapies in the best way
Treating staggered paracetamol overdose Subscription
This article explores the clinical consequences of staggered overdoses and offers treatment advice
Errors in insulin administration are common and can cause harm and even death. An audit aimed to standardise insulin syringe storage and labelling to improve safety
Entering into a dialogue with patients about the care we give would result in meaningful feedback
Injection technique in insulin therapySubscription
Insulin is the main injectable therapy used by people with diabetes, but often they do not receive adequate education on injection technique