Issue : 6 October 2009
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Midwives to take 'far more central role' Subscription
Midwives must “play a far more central role” in maternity care, according to a government report on the future of the profession.
NMC says quality of nursing courses improvingSubscription
The overall quality of nursing and midwifery education courses in the UK has improved, according to the NMC.
Nurses could be hit with higher car parking charges to pay for government plans to abolish fees for inpatients and their visitors, unions have warned.
School nurses have been advised to continue to follow government guidelines on offering the HPV vaccination, while reassuring pupils and parents that the vaccine is safe.
Chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley has called on nurses to look at the clinical evidence around the swine flu vaccine before making any decision not to have it.
Nurses must unleash their untapped potential to transform quality of care, according to a vision on the future of the profession unveiled by the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery.
Nurse confidence in swine flu vaccine fallingSubscription
Nurses’ confidence in the safety of swine flu vaccination has fallen over the last two months, Nursing Times’ latest survey suggests.
Senior nurse leaders fear staff will refuse to work outside their normal area of practice during a swine flu surge because of the “extremely unhelpful” approach of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
How the swine flu vaccines were approvedSubscription
The two pandemic flu vaccines to be given to UK patients have now been approved by the European Medicines Agency and licensed by the European Commission.
Is it true that best practice for administering IV flushes/boluses is via a Luer lock syringe as opposed to a Luer slip?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations