Issue : 7 January 2008
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A nurse on a Regional Hospital BoardSubscription
The NHS brought with it a new structure, including 14 Regional Hospital Boards. Learn about the structure and what it meant for one nurse chosen to sit on a board.
A Nurse Thinks About the ServiceSubscription
Read the thoughts of a health visitor on what the NHS means for the profession
Bed occupancy 'no longer' factor in HCAIsSubscription
The government has claimed that high bed occupancy rates and other traditional infection control risks are no longer significant in keeping MRSA rates in check.
Mary Wilson reviews the NICE guidelines on the management of faecal incontinence
Breast screening 'cuts mortality'Subscription
Breast screening can reduce cancer mortality rates by almost half, according to latest UK research findings.
Brown outlines major screening programmeSubscription
Practice nurses look set to be heavily involved in a major new screening programme being planned by ministers.
Chancellor favours multi-year nurse pay riseSubscription
The Chancellor Alastair Darling has said that he favours a multi-year pay deal for nurses’ salaries
In 2005, the Department of Health published two consultation documents designed to reduce the cost of providing continence and stoma products. Areas under consideration included: home delivery services; remuneration (for sponsored posts); reclassifying products and renegotiating prices.
The new NHS in pictures. NT shows nurses all of the existing services to have been brought under the NHS
Continences journal - 16 October 2007Subscription