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Issue : 6 May 2008

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  • Younger students need encouragementSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    'For every young student who can be stroppy or difficult, I know a dozen who are helpful, sweet and dedicated'

  • UK malaria cases high due to public misconceptionSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Malaira cases remain too high among UK travellers because there is a common misconception that being born in a malaria-affected country will provide continued immunity to those now living in the UK, warns the Health Protection Agency.

  • Three-year pay offer gains backingSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Speakers at congress have called on college members to accept the 8% three-year pay offer currently on the table from the government.

  • The IMPACT Paediatric Bowel Care PathwaySubscription

    Clinical9 May, 2008

    Historically the management of children with continence problems such as constipation was based purely on clinicians’ experience and ‘custom and practice’.

  • Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harm

    Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harmSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    New survey findings suggest that self-harm among adolescents, especially young girls, is an increasing problem. Nerys Hairon finds out more about this behaviour

  • Strike policy to be amendedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The RCN is to rethink its constitutional rules governing how it goes about taking industrial action.

  • Specimen collection part 2 - obtaining a catheter specimen of urineSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    This article, the second in a six-part series on specimen collection, details how to collect a catheter specimen of urine

  • PN pay rise doubt

    PN pay rise doubtSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    A VIRTUAL pay freeze for GPs this year could spell no salary increase for practice nurses.

  • Nurses should collect ethnic data

    Nurses should collect ethnic dataSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Practice nurses should routinely collect data on ethnicity from all patients, recommend researchers from the University of Warwick.

  • More power to practice nurses

    More power to practice nursesSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    As a new wave of large, independent providers competes for GP contracts, Richard Staines looks at the future for practice nurses

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