Issue : 9 June 2009
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New checklists and tools to help nurses implement guidelines and improve how infection control policies are put into practice are to be launched by the Infection Prevention Society in the autumn.
New community nursing role for end-of-life careSubscription
A new type of community nursing role is due to be rolled out in east Yorkshire from this week.
Government plans fresh offensive against MRSASubscription
The Department of Health is to set new targets and standards for tackling the healthcare-associated infection MRSA.
Scottish nurses take aid to HaitiSubscription
Three nurses from Fife in Scotland helped out with health care in the poorest country in the western hemisphere last month.
EU legislation will mean safer needles Subscription
UK hospitals will have to introduce self-resheathing needles under European Union health and safety legislation on reducing needlestick injuries.
Mid Staffs had too few nurses to do ward roundsSubscription
A doctor at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has admitted that medical staff there should have done more to address serious nursing shortages.
More than 90% of acute trusts in England have now signed up to the Patient Safety First campaign, a year after it was launched.
Realising that just telling people about healthy living won’t necessary make them change, the NHS is employing social marketing. Clare Lomas looks at how this idea, with its more targeted and even informal approach, can lead to people acting on public health messages
New guidance for nurse whistleblowers must have the backing of NHS managers if it is to have any impact, say unions.
PM's commission sets out programme for actionSubscription
The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery has agreed key subject areas that it will investigate over the coming months.