Issue : 9 April 2014
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The new head of the NHS in England has already met with a high powered group of patient safety campaigners, including a nurse who whistleblew on poor care at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, Nursing Times has been told by the regulator’s chief executive and registrar.
Wards are seriously understaffed. That’s the message Nursing Times readers gave loud and clear over a year ago, responding to a survey just before thepublication of the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust. And when we repeated the survey this year the situation was little improved.
“A cup of Earl Grey ‘as good as statins’ at fighting heart disease,” reports The Daily Telegraph, entirely without proof.
A new panel of international nurse leaders has been set up to establish a “global voice and vision” for the future of nursing that will advance world health.
Devon hospital makes French connection Subscription
A hospital trust in Devon last week played host to a group of 30 student nurses from France.
One in three ICU survivors develop depressionSubscription
A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms.
Parkinson's patients 'scared' of hospital admissionVideoSubscription
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being subjected to a “frustrating and scandalous” standard of care when in hospitals, a charity has warned.
Almost half of new mothers are not made aware of potentially fatal conditions which could kill them or their newborn, a Netmums poll suggests.
A new trial that will make it easier to prescribe medicines is set to get under way in Scottish hospitals.