Issue : 9 June 2008
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Report reveals major failings at nurse regulatorSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is failing to carry out its statutory functions according to standards expected by the public, says a report by the government's healthcare super-regulator.
Blog: Inspiration in the eveningSubscription
At the end of a gruelling first day on the cancer leadership programme, Liz Darlison gets a chance to relax and be inspired
A report has been ordered into the role of the ward sister in Northern Ireland after concerns were raised about workload pressures by the RCN.
Nationwide talking therapy programme beginsSubscription
Talking therapies are set to be rolled out across 32 PCTs in a bid to improve the nation’s mental health.
A fast-track self-management programme can significantly reduce pain scores and health distress in arthritis patients with chronic pain, according to a UK study.
A drug used to treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women can also prevent a certain type of breast cancer, say US researchers.
Health chiefs announce shake-up of London NHSSubscription
PLANS to create a network of polyclinics and specialist hospitals across London were rubber-stamped at a meeting of health chiefs in London today.
Three-minute interview with Ian Martin, lead clinical coordinator for NCEPOD, on the need for nursing input into coronary care protocols and planning.
Rise in teenage cancersSubscription
A leading cancer expert has called for more education for teenagers and young adults on the prevention of cervical cancer.
600 hospital beds at risk in WalesSubscription
Up to 600 hospital beds could close in the south of Wales as part of proposals to move care closer to peoples’ homes in the region.