Issue : 7 September 2010
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Nurses and other NHS staff are being given until the end of October to decide whether they want to leave their jobs in exchange for up to a year’s salary.
Nurse bonuses for clinical excellence consideredSubscription
A bonus scheme for nurses has been mooted by a national committee led by senior clinicians, including chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley.
Nurses need 'right attitudes', says ministerSubscription
Care services minister Paul Burstow has called on nurse managers to ensure staff have the “right attitudes” to meet the aspirations of the white paper.
Nurse retirement could create staff crisisSubscription
London and the South East of England could be facing a serious nursing and midwife shortage over the next seven years, labour market analysts have warned.
Students flock to nursing coursesSubscription
Some 23,000 students snapped up places on nursing courses within a week of their A level results being published, despite recruitment freezes in the NHS.
Throughout the general election campaign, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats promised the NHS would be safe in their hands. There would be no more top down decisions, we were told by the leaders of what is now the coalition government.
Health promotion is a vital part of both preventing and managing long term conditions. Nurses can use the technique to promote behaviour change. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Some friends and I once made up a game called “Worst case scenarios”. We would compare our fears and then try to work out how we would cope should they be realised. For me it was waking up and finding I had been transported to the top of Nelson’s Column.
A member of the NICE guideline development group highlights the important issues from the latest evidence based guideline for Nursing Times readers Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Assessing the most clinically and cost effective method of closing skin after surgical proceduresSubscription
Non-absorbable and slowly absorbed sutures are often used to close wounds. The results of aliterature review and economic assessment challenged these methods