Issue : 8 April 2008
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As NICE begins developing the first clinical guideline on cancer originating from an unknown primary, John Symons details what is known about this phenomenon
Nursing in the 1980sSubscription
Starting witha pay hike, this decadre was characterised by staff protests, business management in the NHS and care in the community. Adrian O'Dowd looks back
The great training robberySubscription
NT’s Time Out for Training campaign has outlined nurses’ difficulties in obtaining CPD and even mandatory training due to budget cuts and staffing levels. Jennifer Taylor finds out how nurses’ experiences compare with those of other public servants
Goodness knows one tries to steer clear of some of the more sensitive subjects back here. I rarely talk about anyone’s god for example, although Zeus got a mention once and I received a furious letter from one of his followers suggesting if I didn’t watch my step, Zeus would be cross
Care outcomes cannot be guaranteedSubscription
Early in my training, it never really occurred to me that so many medical outcomes involve a balance of risks, some created by the patient’s own personal decisions.
‘Bibliometrics’ is flawedSubscription
So you think it’s just the NHS that is fixated with star ratings and ridiculous performance measurement frameworks? Proposals to reform the way that research monies are allocated, and indeed reputations are formed, in higher education institutions (HEI) have been dropped on us.
Battling the bulliesSubscription
My manager is using bullying tactics within the ward team against me. I cannot understand why and I am at a loss as to what to do. Where can I look for help?
'Patient choice will not build a better NHS'Subscription
The much-touted special relationship between the US and the UK has brought innumerable benefits, culturally and sociologically. However, when it comes to politics – and in particular, systems of healthcare – there isn’t a lot the US can teach us. After all, ours is justifiably acknowledged as one of the best in the world.
The number of HCAs in the NHS has doubled in the past 10 years, and their role is changing. Once, care assistants who performed tasks traditionally considered part of nursing were rare.
‘Anti-depressants found to have little effect’Subscription
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