Issue : 7 June 2011
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Jane Cummings and Michelle Mello ask what we can do to improve quality and justify pride in the nursing profession
Last week brought yet more bad news for those in the caring professions.
Many things bemuse me. The popularity of Cheryl Cole is an obvious example. Or gangsta rap – and I know I’m not the target audience but what is that all about?
CNO spends £1m on consultantsSubscription
The chief nursing officer spent nearly £1million on consultants last year, according to data from the Department of Health.
The future of thousands of nurses and healthcare assistants employed by Southern Cross Healthcare remains uncertain, following news that the troubled care home provider has given itself a four month breathing space to stabilise its precarious finances.
Entry requirements for adult nursing courses in London appear to bear little relation to their quality, according to the latest performance ratings.
GP practices that employ more nurses and invest strongly in their training and education tend to provide better care, according to analysis of data exclusively shared with Nursing Times.
The Royal College of Nursing has renewed its call for nurses to have a guaranteed place on all GP consortia boards.
A cell phone-sized, wireless near-infrared device is as reliable as the current “gold standard” invasive tests in determining bladder disease, according to researchers.
No change on 18 week target despite PM pledgeSubscription
The Department of Health has confirmed that there will be no reintroduction of national performance management for the 18 week referral to treatment target, after prime minister David Cameron pledged to retain the limit.