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Issue : 9 October 2013

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  • Rapid Response service brings compassion where it is needed

    Rapid Response service brings compassion where it is neededSubscription

    Opinion8 April, 2014

    Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is running a one year community Rapid Response pilot service for patients registered with GP practices in the Ely area and Wisbech. The aim is to ensure that unwell older people get the urgent support they need to be cared for at home, when they need it.

  • Shellie Jean Radford_SNT

    'Learning doesn’t stop after graduating'Subscription

    Opinion22 October, 2013

    I have just finished my first week on the ward as a staff nurse. Granted I am still waiting for my PIN and I am currently supernumerary, but I’m wearing the uniform, which feels fantastic.

  • Emma Clifford

    Emma Clifford: 'Care workers can reduce the burden on nurses’Subscription

    Opinion16 October, 2013

    Nurses, please don’t take this the wrong way, but I want to see a lot less of you.

  • Viv Bennett

    Viv Bennett: 'All nurses need to know how to give health improvement advice'Subscription

    Opinion16 October, 2013

    We will be working to commission training for students and nurses to strengthen health protection knowledge and skills, says Viv Bennett

  • Student_lecture

    Second wave of student nurse HCA pilots planned Subscription

    News15 October, 2013

    Health Education England is planning a second phase of pilots for the controversial scheme to make aspiring nurses work as healthcare assistants before starting their training, Nursing Times has learnt.

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    NMC makes progress on case backlogSubscription

    News15 October, 2013

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has cut its backlog from more than 1,500 cases to just 44, but regulating healthcare assistants as well would be a “step too far”, the regulator’s senior officials have told MPs.

  • Storm over a lake with lone boatman to the side

    July thunderstorms 'caused' spike in A&E attendanceSubscription

    News14 October, 2013

    Tracking violent thunderstorms can help predict spikes in accident and emergency attendance for asthma, according to a study led by Public Health England.

  • Critical care intensive care ICU highdependency ventilation

    No difference in deaths between ICU fluid therapiesSubscription

    News14 October, 2013

    There is no significant difference in critical care mortality between patients given crystalloids fluid replacement therapies and those receiving colloid solutions, according to French researchers.  

  • David Bradley

    London trust to recruit extra mental health nursesSubscription

    News14 October, 2013

    A mental health trust in London has announced it is investing £2.1m in recruiting more nursing staff.

  • elderly hospital

    Exclusive: Nursing shortage drives hospitals overseasSubscription

    News14 October, 2013

    At least a third of hospital trusts in England have turned to actively recruiting nurses from overseas as they struggle to keep wards adequately staffed, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.

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