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.
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
South Asian cultural concepts in diabetesSubscription
South Asian people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Nurses need to understand cultural issues to provide individually tailored care
Barriers to managing and improving quality Subscription
The quality agenda in the NHS is often discussed, but research found there is confusion over what quality means and several barriers to achieving it