Issue : 7 June 2011
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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.
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.
What can nurses do to help cancer survivors?Subscription
Dr Frances Goodhart believes that nurses can make a real difference to patients recovering from cancer by providing information, honesty and support
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.
Nurses often overestimate their manual handling skills, despite having previously received training in it, Australian researchers have warned.
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.
'Brisk' walks slow prostate cancer progressionSubscription
Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients can improve their chances of fighting the disease by going on regular power walks, new research has revealed.
The risk of heart disease can be exacerbated by a newly discovered form of “ultra-bad” cholesterol, researchers have said.
Europe measles cases on the riseSubscription
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.
Student nurse, Elena Ivany, wants to increase social contact with patients as part of her personal nursing code of conduct