Issue : 9 November 2010
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Toilet practice offends dignitySubscription
NHS organisations have complained about cleaning staff of the opposite gender entering single-sex toilets.
A hospital in financial difficulties has invested £3.2m in nursing to turn its fortunes around.
Nurses take the lead in cancer medical day unitSubscription
A new £5m nurse led unit is hoping to drastically reduce the length of stay for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in a London hospital.
CNO role may face axeSubscription
Nurses are calling on the government to retain the chief nursing officer role amid fears it will be removed or diminished when Dame Christine Beasley retires.
Government backtracks to hand maternity to GPsSubscription
The government is preparing to perform a U-turn on its decision to plan and fund maternity nationally and instead hand responsibility to GPs, Nursing Times has learned.
Nurses are facing increasing workloads as the NHS attempts to deal with financial difficulties, a union survey has revealed.
Give COPD patients the right to end of life careSubscription
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects the lives of 3.7 million people in the UK. It is predicted to be the third biggest cause of death by 2020, with around 30,000 people dying from the disease every year.
Hyperparathyroidism is often seen as a silent disease. Nurses need to be able to link pathophysiology to nursing practice to provide safe and effective care
Nurses responded to complaints by implementing the iCARE programme to transform ways of working. The trust explains the impact this has had on care
How to manage transient loss of consciousness in adults and young people aged 16 and overSubscription
NICE has issued evidence based guidance on the assessment, diagnosis and specialist referral of adults and young people who have experienced blackouts