Issue : 6 March 2012
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The change from student nurse to nurse can be troublesome—but there’s a lot you can learn from RNs to make the change easier. Nurses talk to Nursing Times about the expectations, responsibilities, and why it was all worth it
Dying at home could save NHS £34m - Marie CurieSubscription
Cutting the hospital stay of 30,000 patients in the last stages of life by just four days could save the NHS £34 million, a charity has said.
Newly-qualified nurses have been given the chance to specialise in learning disabilities as part of a new ‘rotation’ scheme in Hertfordshire.
Nurses should play a major role in easing the worries of patients recently diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a new study.
Today is the final day to enter the Student Nursing Times Awards.
David Foster appointed as deputy to CNO Viv Bennett Subscription
Deputy chief nursing officer David Foster has been appointed as deputy to the Department of Health’s top public health nurse Viv Bennett.
Join us chatting about today's #saveourNHS rallySubscription
At 1pm we’ll be chatting LIVE on the nursingtimes.net homepage about today’s Westminister NHS rally
Opponents of the government’s controversial health reforms will today warn ministers that the changes represent the “biggest threat” the NHS has ever seen.
Lesley Page named as new RCM presidentSubscription
Lesley Page has been named the new president of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
Government defeats health reform challengeSubscription
The government has comfortably defeated a fresh attempt to amend its controversial health reforms for England in the Lords today.
The prohibition of smoking in public places has resulted in a fall in complications during pregnancies in Scotland, according to researchers.
Rates of amputation for people with diabetes are 10 times higher in certain areas of England that they are in others, a study found.
This week, we’re watching EastEnders … what did you think of it?
Jackie Donohue works as a custody nurse practitioner with the metropolitan police …
Improving diabetes careSubscription
A Nursing Times survey indicated most nurses saw the benefits of using a connected meter to manage diabetes, writes Kathy Oxtoby
Heart failure drug gets initial go-aheadSubscription
A drug that can reduce the need for heart failure patients to be hospitalised by 30% has been given the green light by European regulators.
Selenium supplements may increase the risk of illnesses such as type-2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Experts call for over-65s stroke screeningSubscription
Stroke specialists have called for national screening programmes to be introduced for people over the age of 65.
The CNO for Wales Jean White explains how initiatives are helping to improve safety and quality of care
Nursing staff are being asked to record the nurse-to-patient ratio on their ward as part of a major national survey by Unison.