Issue : 7 July 2008
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Parents are more likely to discuss the issue of sexual health with teenage children if they have taken part in a workplace awareness programme, a study has shown.
Hospital clamps its own ambulancesSubscription
A hospital in London has started clamping its own ambulances because it says drivers are violating parking rules.
Government publishes operation death ratesSubscription
Data providing details of operation death rates has been published for the first time by the government.
Surgical nurses need to improve the documentation of post-operative pain assessment and management, suggests a new study.
Nurses oppose laser surgery deregulationSubscription
Nurses and patient groups have called on the government to reconsider plans to deregulate cosmetic laser surgery.
Government calls for shake-up of NMCSubscription
PLANS to reform the governance of the NMC, giving top MPs and politicians tough powers to hold council members to account have been announced by the government.
Online courses boost infection control skillsSubscription
Online courses can significantly improve nurses’ infection control practice, suggests a small Canadian study.
Unions hit out at privatisation reportSubscription
Unions have hit out at a report commissioned by the government urging more privatisation in the public sector.
A new drug for the treatment of opioid induced constipation (OIC) has been launched in the UK this week.
Dudley names hands-on nursing directorSubscription
Dudley Group of Hospitals Trust has appointed a new nursing director, Denise McMahon, who joins the trust after nearly 30 years in nursing.