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Issue : 6 November 2012

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  • health visitors

    Health visitor practice teachers swamped with studentsSubscription

    News12 November, 2012

    Some health visitor practice teachers are being asked to take responsibility for up to six times the recommended number of students in a bid to meet government targets to expand the profession. 

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    Longer shifts lead to burnout and more patient complaintsSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    Nurses working 12 hour shifts are more likely to experience burnout, job dissatisfaction, and complaints from patients dissatisfied with their care, according to US researchers.

  • Preterm risk for mothers with bipolar disorder Subscription

    News9 November, 2012

    Pregnant women with bipolar disorder are at increased risk of preterm birth, regardless of whether they are receiving mood stabilising drugs or not, according to a Swedish study in the BMJ online.

  • Nurse practitioner guidelines updatedSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    A new edition of guidelines for nurse practitioners has been published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

  • drugs pills tablets

    Atypical fracture risk outweighed by bisphosphonates benefitSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    The risk of atypical fractures from taking bisphosphonates in people with osteoporosis is low, according to US researchers.

  • Donna Barleycorn

    New nursing CPD bursaries createdSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    Two £1,000 bursaries have been created by Brighton University to support nurses’ learning and improve care for patients.

  • Florence Nightingale award

    Private sector nurses celebrate awardsSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    Two nurses are celebrating after winning top awards for their work in the private healthcare sector.

  • Kate Billingham

    QNI appoints new chairSubscription

    News9 November, 2012

    Community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that former deputy chief nursing officer Kate Billingham will be the new chair of its council.

  • When to give your ego the heave-ho

    When to give your ego the heave-hoSubscription

    Opinion9 November, 2012

    By taking responsibility for your actions or inactions you can make the right life choices

  • Cameron outlines 'dementia friend' plans

    Cameron outlines 'dementia friend' plansSubscription

    News8 November, 2012

    The prime minister is calling on a million members of the public to provide support for dementia sufferers.

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