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Issue : 6 May 2008

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  • Delegates call for Pay Review Body to be protectedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The independent NHS pay review body must be protected, according to a resolution passed by congress.

  • Call for dignified careSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The RCN is to launch a campaign championing patient dignity later this year, general secretary Peter Carter has announced.

  • CNO aware of training worriesSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Chief Nursing Office for England Chris Beasley has signalled the NMC will act on concerns about removing specialist branches of pre-registration training.

  • Delegates demand HCA regulationSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Nurses have told the college to lobby government to regulate advanced HCAs and draw up a national standard of practice.

  • 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.

  • Information key to HPV roll-outSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Encouraging girls to attend for both doses of the new human papilliomavirus vaccine will prove challenging for school nurses, suggest the authors of a UK pilot study.

  • Asthma patients can take controlSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Giving patients control over their asthma education helps to reduce visits to A&E, say UK and Australian researchers.

  • ECT conundrumSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    A staff nurse has been given a demonstration of new ECT machinery, which involved no assessment of her competence. Can she refuse to use it?

  • ‘Can you avoid HCAIs?’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

    I live only one mile from the door of the hospital where I work. The schools that my children attend are not much further away. I have lived in my present house for a long time and know a lot of people around the area.

  • 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'