Issue : August 2009
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In his third weekly update for HSJ and Nursing Times, national director for NHS flu resilience Ian Dalton discusses the expected autumn swine flu surge
Susan Hughes, from the Health, Learning and Skills Advice line, on the unique career paths available to nurses with a passion for nutrition
The Florence Nightingale Foundation will become a funding partner for the Burdett Trust, which promotes research, travel and leadership development scholarships for nurses
Women who suffer postnatal depression are being offered extra support by a campaign run by Take a Break magazine
Artist opens nurse-inspired exhibitionSubscription
A ex-nurse and and artist has unveiled an exhibition of works inspired by the nursing profession.
Research describing the characteristics of 574 deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza up to July 16 2009 has been published online. The general themes from this research have already been communicated by policy makers across the world; however, this study gives some new data to back up the claims and helps build a more accurate picture of the underlying conditions that contributed to risk in the first 10 weeks of the pandemic.
Lib Dem leader turns to nurses for savings ideasSubscription
The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launches a website for people who work with taxpayers’ money to submit suggestions on how to cut waste in the public sector
Hospital boards need to supervise and support staff to improve the quality of patient care, the King’s Fund has urged.
Measures brought in to prevent a repeat of the case of homicidal doctor Harold Shipman have been successful, the healthcare regulator for England has announced.
London-based researchers have singled out a molecule that might assist the spread of breast cancer, it has been revealed.