Issue : 6 September 2011
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The nurse cleared of charges relating to deaths in Stepping Hill Hospital will have to face a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel before she can return to nursing.
Service takeovers give staff 'nasty surprises'Subscription
Nurses have been advised to be “proactive” during takeovers of NHS services or risk seeing jobs lost or downgraded and the quality of services fall.
Middle-aged Britons ‘most unhealthy’Subscription
Compared to their peers across the world, middle-aged Britons have a higher chance of suffering depression, being obese and being smokers, new research has revealed.
Patients like red tabards so why has there been such fury over them, asks Steve Hams
“A decade of dilution” of the role of specialist substance abuse nurses left the board of the body representing them so disillusioned that it decided to resign en masse, its former chair has revealed.
Nursing courses face axe at London universitiesSubscription
England’s biggest funder of adult nurse training has decided to cut places by nearly a quarter, leaving the future of some of the best known nursing courses in doubt.
The Department of Health has held discussions about “international players” running up to 20 NHS hospitals, according to confidential emails.
An investigation has been launched into safe staffing levels for older people’s wards in the wake of continuing concern about how older people are treated in UK hospitals.
Cardiology experts have recommended that pregnant women be screened for heart disease, amid rising prevalence among new mothers.
Government plans to impose a safeguard which could potentially save key services if foundation trusts collapse have been hailed as a step forward by the Royal College of Nursing.