Issue : 7 August 2012
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Welsh nursing icon celebrated with memorialsSubscription
The life and work of pioneering Welsh nurse Betsi Cadwaladr has been commemorated with the unveiling of a memorial stone and bench.
Nurse volunteers needed for hospital shipSubscription
International charity Mercy Ships is appealing for UK nurses to volunteer to help people in West Africa over the next 10 months.
Demanding that a nurse makes a permanent move from their chosen field to plug staffing gaps compromises professional practice and patient safety, says Tina Donnelly
Thousands of health workers in the world’s poorest countries are being trained by UK midwives under a maternity volunteering aid programme.
Having access to the correct antidotes could mean the difference between life and death for poisoned patients, but researchers have found a “substantial variation” in the stocks of essential treatments in hospitals across Britain.
Improved elderly care would slash hospital staysSubscription
The number of overnight emergency hospital stays could be cut by 2.3 million a year if care services for older people were better organised in England, a think-tank has said.
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A website offering parents advice on childhood immunisation has been ordered to remove information about the MMR vaccine after renewing claims that it could be linked to autism.
NICE publishes fragility fracture risk guidanceSubscription
Final guidance has been published for nurses to use in the assessment of fragility fracture risk in adults and to support them in identifying patients who will benefit from preventative treatment.
People who have neurological conditions and also experience symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction should be offered detailed assessments, NICE has said.