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Issue : 8 January 2013

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  • Nancy Bennett

    Nurse looks back at 50 years in the professionSubscription

    News11 January, 2013

    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 light

    Exogen ultrasound given NHS green lightSubscription

    News10 January, 2013

    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'

    Coil a 'better heavy period remedy'Subscription

    News10 January, 2013

    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 to talk to drinkers about alcohol misuse

    Nurses to ‘counsel’ patients about alcohol misuseSubscription

    News10 January, 2013

    Nurses in Wales are to be trained to talk to binge drinkers about the consequences of their behaviour as part of routine practice.

  • Peter Carter RCN Congress

    RCN refutes government's NHS claimsSubscription

    News10 January, 2013

    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.

  • Durham study shows mothers pass on baby jab fears

    Mothers may pass on jab fears to infantsSubscription

    News9 January, 2013

    Children whose mothers are anxious about vaccinations are more likely to be scared themselves, according to UK research.

  • Abortions case midwives in appeal

    Abortions case midwives in appealSubscription

    News9 January, 2013

    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.

  • field meadow hayfever

    Pregnancy pollen exposure may increase asthma riskSubscription

    News9 January, 2013

    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.

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    CQC should assess 'culture' during inspectionsSubscription

    News9 January, 2013

    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.

  • Dubious claims that crying babies 'self-soothe'

    NHS Choices9 January, 2013

    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’

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