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Issue : 7 January 2008

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  • Training campaign gathers supportSubscription

    News13 March, 2008

    Four more nursing organisations have given their backing to Time Out For Training.

  • 'You could see that the NHS would be a good thing for the country'Subscription

    Opinion10 February, 2008

    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

    News28 January, 2008

    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

    News14 January, 2008

    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

    News11 January, 2008

    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

    News11 January, 2008

    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.

  • Five-figure cash donation left in hospital receptionSubscription

    News11 January, 2008

    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

    News11 January, 2008

    A ‘red alert’ has been declared at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust because of severe pressure on beds.

  • Matron ward rounds please patientsSubscription

    News10 January, 2008

    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

    News10 January, 2008

    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.

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