Issue : 7 June 2011
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This month, CNO Christine Beasley has been working with directors of nursing across the NHS on the government’s listening exercise
Nurse consortia role must be 'enshrined in law'Subscription
The Health Bill must be amended to make it illegal for GP consortia not to have a nurse in a senior decision making position, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
The government will be urged to appoint a cabinet minister to help secure the future of staff and residents at Southern Cross care homes as the company struggles under mounting debts.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that a contract with a consultancy firm to monitor the quality of nursing and midwifery programmes will not be renewed.
Skin cancer infusion significantly extends livesSubscription
A life-giving skin cancer drug described as a “true breakthrough” could be available in the UK within months.
Current triage methods for suspected pandemic influenza do not reliably identify patients with good and poor outcomes, warn Sheffield researchers in the Emergency Medicine Journal online.
Ensure safe and effective care when using enteral and parenteral nutrition
The government must invest “energy and real money” into the district nursing workforce, one of the authors of a new initiative to improve palliative care in primary care settings has warned.
BBC panorama case may stop nurses whistleblowingSubscription
Has the Care Quality Commission’s failure to act on warnings of abuse dettered you from whistleblowing?
Primary care nurses have been advised to ensure patients – particularly those travelling to France – are vaccinated with MMR following a dramatic rise in measles cases this year.