Issue : 8 January 2013
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Nurse looks back at 50 years in the professionSubscription
Nancy Bennett, a staff nurse at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, can remember a time when different grades of nurse were not allowed to sit together and nurses helped carry patients on stretchers.
Exogen ultrasound given NHS green lightSubscription
A bone healing system that uses ultrasound to treat fractures that have failed to heal after nine months can be used on patients, NICE says.
Coil a 'better heavy period remedy'Subscription
Scientists are suggesting that the hormone-releasing Mirena coil intrauterine device works better than conventional medical techniques when it comes to treating heavy menstrual periods.
Nurses in Wales are to be trained to talk to binge drinkers about the consequences of their behaviour as part of routine practice.
RCN refutes government's NHS claimsSubscription
Nurses and other frontline staff will “struggle” to recognise the picture of the NHS painted by a report on the government’s progress since taking office, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Mothers may pass on jab fears to infantsSubscription
Children whose mothers are anxious about vaccinations are more likely to be scared themselves, according to UK research.
Abortions case midwives in appealSubscription
An appeal by two Catholic midwives who lost a legal battle over their role in abortion procedures got under way at Scotland’s highest civil court on Tuesday.
A woman’s exposure to high pollen levels in late pregnancy may increase the risk of early asthma in her child, according to Swedish researchers.
CQC should assess 'culture' during inspectionsSubscription
The Care Quality Commission should focus more on the culture of the organisations they inspect and the “essential quality of care” provided and not just “easily measurable inputs”, an influential group of MPs has said.
Letting an infant cry itself to sleep is the best way to ensure a good night’s rest for all, according to The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail claims that ‘Mothers should leave their babies to “self-soothe” says leading expert’