Issue : 6 May 2008
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The independent NHS pay review body must be protected, according to a resolution passed by congress.
Call for dignified careSubscription
The RCN is to launch a campaign championing patient dignity later this year, general secretary Peter Carter has announced.
CNO aware of training worriesSubscription
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
Nurses have told the college to lobby government to regulate advanced HCAs and draw up a national standard of practice.
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
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
Giving patients control over their asthma education helps to reduce visits to A&E, say UK and Australian researchers.
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
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
'For every young student who can be stroppy or difficult, I know a dozen who are helpful, sweet and dedicated'