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Issue : 7 June 2011

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    Nursing must respond to failings in essential careSubscription

    Opinion31 May, 2011

    The publication of the first 12 reports from an inspection programme of hospitals by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has once again highlighted how much work the profession still has to do to ensure consistent standards of essential care.

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    'Nurses deserve a seat on the board and they deserve it now'Subscription

    Opinion31 May, 2011

    The prime minister recently made a speech backing the NHS reforms and although he said nurses should be more engaged in commissioning, no formal role on consortia boards was alluded to - the RCN’s Dr Peter Carter explains why this is so essential.

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    What can nurses do to help cancer survivors?Subscription

    Opinion31 May, 2011

    Dr Frances Goodhart believes that nurses can make a real difference to patients recovering from cancer by providing information, honesty and support

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    Child paracetamol prescribing not to recommendationsSubscription

    News29 May, 2011

    Many prescriptions issued in primary care for paracetamol either give less than recommended doses to older children or exceed recommended doses in young children, a Scottish study has found.

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    Nurses may overestimate their manual handling skillsSubscription

    News28 May, 2011

    Nurses often overestimate their manual handling skills, despite having previously received training in it, Australian researchers have warned.

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    Depression major problem for nursing home residentsSubscription

    News28 May, 2011

    Depression is a “major health problem” among nursing home residents without cognitive impairment, especially younger residents, according to Norwegian researchers writing online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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    'Brisk' walks slow prostate cancer progressionSubscription

    News27 May, 2011

    Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients can improve their chances of fighting the disease by going on regular power walks, new research has revealed.

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    Newly discovered cholesterol 'hikes heart disease risk'Subscription

    News27 May, 2011

    The risk of heart disease can be exacerbated by a newly discovered form of “ultra-bad” cholesterol, researchers have said.

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    Europe measles cases on the riseSubscription

    News27 May, 2011

    The amount of measles cases reported in the the first three months of 2011 is already close to the number reported for the whole of last year, figures have revealed.

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    'I have a mental list of personal nursing do's and don'ts'Subscription

    Opinion27 May, 2011

    Student nurse, Elena Ivany, wants to increase social contact with patients as part of her personal nursing code of conduct