Issue : 7 January 2008
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Training campaign gathers supportSubscription
Four more nursing organisations have given their backing to Time Out For Training.
Louise Tweddell talks to Barbara Barry, part of the first generation of NHS nurses, about life as a midwife in 1948
Sign NT's petition to protect trainingSubscription
NT is urging nurses to lobby government to ringfence training funds by signing a petition to the prime minister.
Most diabetes patients should be given statinsSubscription
Almost all diabetes patients would benefit from statin therapy, even if they do not have high cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the UK and Australia.
Warning over sorbitol weight lossSubscription
Severe weight loss can occur from ingesting excessive amounts of sorbitol, a sweetener found in chewing gum, a new report shows.
Inquiry launched into dementia drugsSubscription
An inquiry into the use of sedative drugs on dementia patients was launched today after concerns were voiced by carers and academics about the risks of inappropriate prescribing.
A mystery donor has left thousands of pounds in a paper bag in the reception of London’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital.
Lincolnshire trust on red alertSubscription
A ‘red alert’ has been declared at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust because of severe pressure on beds.
Matron ward rounds please patientsSubscription
The re-introduction of matron’s rounds can have a marked effect on patient satisfaction levels, a survey reveals.
Nurses to wear scrubs to fight MRSASubscription
Nurses at a Wiltshire hospital will be forced to wear scrubs and remove all wrist jewellery in a bid to prevent further spreading of healthcare-associated infections, such as MRSA.