Issue : 8 March 2011
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We quiz Mark Radcliffe, Nursing Times columnist and senior lecturer in nursing and midwifery
Urinary drug linked to sexual side effectsSubscription
Erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of libido are possible side effects from medication used to deal with urinary problems and found in hair-loss remedies, according to new research.
Ovarian cancer survival rates on the riseSubscription
Ovarian cancer survival rates over a five-year period have almost doubled from 30 years ago, new data reveals.
Four times as many nurses at trust get flu jabSubscription
A trust has more than quadrupled the proportion of nurses given the seasonal flu jab this winter compared to last year – bucking national trends.
Enthusiastic response to new nursing inspectionsSubscription
Are nurse-led inspections by the Care Quality Commission a positive move?
'Attracting staff to work here is difficult, despite Jersey being a great place to live'Subscription
Rose Naylor left large city trusts for some unusual opportunities on Jersey
New Zealand nurses join earthquake effortSubscription
Nurses and health professionals from all over New Zealand were flown in within hours of the earthquake last week to provide support to struggling health services.
An exodus of senior nurses from key local NHS commissioning roles is taking place, which threatens to create a leadership vacuum, Nursing Times has been warned.
At least five foundation trusts have already reached agreement with local unions not to pay staff extra for working the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday – but a minority of other organisations have also taken the opposite approach.
Nurses reporting more accidentsSubscription
Nurses are increasingly taking an active role in patient safety monitoring, the Royal College of Nursing has said in response to latest figures revealing a significant year-on-year increase in the number of incidents being reported in the NHS.