Issue : 9 August 2011
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There's nothing sweet about itSubscription
Former RGN, Michelle Holder, was diagnosed with the rare condition: Sweet’s syndrome
There is no evidence that dressing surgical wounds that are “healing by primary intention” – using stitches, clips or glue – is any better at preventing infections than not doing so, says research.
Rioting youths attack ambulance crewsSubscription
Rioting youths threw missiles at ambulance crews as they tried to help people injured in the violent disorder that spread across London last night.
EMDR and reprocessing therapy can help reduce mental health nurses’ emotional distress after being assaulted at work
A nurse at a London children’s hospice has qualified as an independent prescriber, believed to be one of the first working in that setting to do so.
Up to half of nurses involved in treating cancer patients fail to advise them about the benefits of exercise, despite growing evidence that it can aid recovery, the results from a charity survey suggest.
Union leaders have hailed a nurse’s landmark equal pay claim as a “victory” that will prevent women being paid less than men.
Chief nurse role downgraded in DH structure planSubscription
The role of England’s most senior nurse has been downgraded in plans for a new Department of Health structure, sparking concern about loss of influence.
It may seem an obvious thing to say but the problem with a rare disease is that it is rare.