Issue : 9 February 2009
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NHS Direct announced today that Nick Chapman, the Department of Health’s national director of the 18 weeks programme, has been appointed the new chief executive.
The MHRA has warned people to avoid diet and slimming products that have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FSA) but are still on sale in the UK.
The Prince of Wales has helped launch a Marie Curie Cancer Care appeal to raise £10m to help double the number of patients able to die at home with the support of a Marie Curie Nurse.
Could you be a record breaker?Subscription
Sky 1 are looking for nurses who could break the world record for bed making
Nurse to run 151 miles across Sahara DesertSubscription
It's winter here - but recovery sister Zayne Crow has set herself the challenge of running 151 miles across a desert in an event dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on the planet’.
Nursing more romantic profession than medicineSubscription
It’s official, nursing is a more romantic profession than medicine, Nursing Times can reveal this Valentine's Day weekend.
People with long-term conditions who attend self-management courses have a significantly improved quality of life, latest research suggests.
An NHS hospital has begun publishing its MRSA and C diff infection figures online so members of the public can check how successful staff are at fighting infection.
Hospital staff should quarantine a faulty blood collection tubes which could cause spillage and exposure to blood from open tubes, according to a warning from a government watchdog.
Calls for action plan to tackle C diffSubscription
A specialist task force in Scotland is considering using a 15-point action plan to tackle hospital infections such as C diff.