Issue : 9 September 2008
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The Department of Health has published guidance that summarises good practice in infection prevention and ward cleanliness. Nerys Hairon highlights the main points
The sixth part in our series discusses age-related changes in the eye and ear, the sensory organs most profoundly affected by the ageing process
Heart failure nurses should target recently hospitalised or high-risk patients to implement heart failure management programmes as early on as possible, according to the latest guidance.
Unions consult over on-call paySubscription
Unions are starting a consultation over equalising on-call payments across the NHS from next week.
Watchdog allows medicine mixingSubscription
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will turn a blind eye to unauthorised prescribing or administeringof licensed medicines that have been mixed together by nurses in palliative care settings.
Nurse-led primary care ‘devalues GP expertise’Subscription
Nurses should not lead primary care services, a doctor has controversially argued in the BMJ.
There will be a recruitment crisis in UK nursing within two years, suggests a survey carried out by NT.
Princess joins college as new vice-presidentSubscription
Princess Muna of Jordan has been appointed vice-president of the RCN.
Pay hike plan for NMC chairpersonSubscription
The new chairperson of the NMC council is set to receive a salary of nearly £50,000 –almost double the amount paid for their predecessor.
The epidemiology and burden of HPV diseaseSubscription
Author Margaret Stanley, PhD, is professor, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.Abstract Stanley, M. (2008) The epidemiology and burden of HPV disease. Nursing Times; 104: 36, 38-40.Margaret Stanley describes what human papillomavirus is and how it causes disease. She also outlines how the new vaccine to protect against HPV works.