Issue : 9 March 2010
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Nearly half of diabetes specialist nurses are due to retire in the next 10 years, a national workforce survey has found.
As a sometime historian, I might be forgiven for the sense of deja vu listening to the hysteria surrounding the move to degree entry for nurses. What is it about nurses and degrees that polarises opinion?
Trust defends use of extra beds in full wardsSubscription
Royal Bournemouth Hospital & Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust has justified its policy of putting patients in wards which are already full, after Nursing Times received a complaint that the practice was unsafe.
Training staff to empower people with long term conditions to undertake self care activitiesSubscription
Self care aids independence but people need support to do it. A community matron team piloted a tool to help health workers improve the support they offer
The Conservatives have described as an “insult”, the inclusion of a pledge for nurses to take in the report of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which was published today.
The impact of healthcare on the environment: improving sustainability in the health serviceSubscription
The Climate Change Act has brought the issue of sustainability to the fore. Nurses can dramatically influence the ways in which the NHS cuts its carbon footprint
Rheumatoid arthritis 1: background, symptoms and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment Subscription
Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating condition that can cause long term disability. Early diagnosis is essential for prompt treatment to help prevent joint erosion
Today’s NHS leaders need to use a huge range of skills. The only way to make sure they are equipped is through widespread collaboration, including with the private sector, says Mandie Sunderland. Leave a comment on on this story to contribute to a national debate on the future of NHS leadership
Drug errors related to the wrong dose are a leading cause of serious incidents. Trusts must implement strategies to ensure staff are competent to calculate doses, says Paul Warburton Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Nurses at risk of 'compassion fatigue'Subscription
Being asked to treat patients in unsuitable conditions could make nurses desensitised to poor care, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.