NHS commits to better staff healthSubscription
Nurses who suffer from back problems will have better access to occupational health services under plans set out by the government.
Nurses transferring between different NHS services, and to the independent and voluntary sectors will be given ‘staff passports’ setting out their employment rights.
Student nurse jailed for NHS bursary fraudSubscription
A nurse has been jailed for nine months in the latest of a string of NHS bursary fraud stings.
Massive variation in London child obesitySubscription
Childhood obesity levels vary by more than 100 per cent between primary care trusts within London.
NHS staff are being encouraged to lie about their hours to make trusts appear to be compliant with the European working time directive, according to figures seen exclusively by Health Service Journal.
NHS Employers names new directorSubscription
NHS Employers has named its new director after months without a permanent head.
NHS still lagging on nutrition careSubscription
A ‘groundbreaking’ government plan intended to tackle malnutrition and ensure the nutritional needs of older hospital patients were met has had little impact on care, a joint survey by Nursing Times and Health Service Journal suggests.
Investment in health services in 2010-11 will increase by more than 5 per cent, Chancellor Alistair Darling has confirmed.
Healthcare Commission chair Sir Ian Kennedy has called for renewed focus on nurse leadership and issued a warning about the ‘corrosive’ nature of bullying in the NHS