Issue : 6 May 2008
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Diarrhoea and its possible impact on skin healthSubscription
Mary Wilson outlines the causes of diarrhoea, why bowel control may be lost when stools are loose, the potential damage to the skin and how this can be minimised. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
The IMPACT Paediatric Bowel Care PathwaySubscription
Historically the management of children with continence problems such as constipation was based purely on clinicians’ experience and ‘custom and practice’.
More power to practice nursesSubscription
As a new wave of large, independent providers competes for GP contracts, Richard Staines looks at the future for practice nurses
‘These are passionate dedicated people’Subscription
Louise Hunt meets the NT award-winning team dedicated to young people with cancer
Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription
The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.
The goverment is creating new guidance for the NHS on the best use of specialist nurses, which is due to be issued shortly.
Health checks for ‘bed sores’Subscription
The Healthcare Commission is to publish proposals to annually measure hospitals’ performance in preventing pressure ulcers and assigning individual care plans to patients, NT has learnt.
Johnson pledges training supportSubscription
The government will act to ensure nurses can gain better access to post-graduate training, health secretary Alan Johnson told congress.
Strike policy to be amendedSubscription
The RCN is to rethink its constitutional rules governing how it goes about taking industrial action.
Three-year pay offer gains backingSubscription
Speakers at congress have called on college members to accept the 8% three-year pay offer currently on the table from the government.