Issue : 6 May 2008
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Younger students need encouragementSubscription
'For every young student who can be stroppy or difficult, I know a dozen who are helpful, sweet and dedicated'
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
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
Historically the management of children with continence problems such as constipation was based purely on clinicians’ experience and ‘custom and practice’.
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
The RCN is to rethink its constitutional rules governing how it goes about taking industrial action.
This article, the second in a six-part series on specimen collection, details how to collect a catheter specimen of urine
PN pay rise doubtSubscription
A VIRTUAL pay freeze for GPs this year could spell no salary increase for practice nurses.
Nurses should collect ethnic dataSubscription
Practice nurses should routinely collect data on ethnicity from all patients, recommend researchers from the University of Warwick.
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