Issue : December 2009
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Suzanne Turner on turning around high staff sickness rate with the Productive Ward programme
In healthcare, the independent sector refers to private and voluntary providers, and includes not-for-profit service providers, such as social enterprises. Susan Hughes of the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line discusses the options
The Daily Mail warns that “too much sun can pile on the years”. It reported results from a new study that apparently identifies “sunburn, smoking and being overweight” as key factors in making people look older than they are.
Swine flu twice as likely in youngstersSubscription
UK researchers have helped confirm that young people are twice as likely to become infected with swine flu than people aged between 19 and 50.
Singer thanks medics for saving sonSubscription
Medics at a London hospital have been thanked by singer Martha Wainwright after they saved her premature baby’s life.
“Some people really feel your pain,” reported The Daily Telegraph. It said that “one in three people actually feel physical discomfort when they see someone else in agony”.
A new bowel cancer screening programme is to be launched in Scotland in the new year, health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Software to help GPs detect cancerSubscription
The NHS cancer lead has announced that patients will be assessed for their risk of cancer using a specially designed computer programme.
NHS staff 'link coffee to cancer'Subscription
Health workers are less likely to know some of the causes of cancer than the general public, with more than a third believing the disease is linked to coffee, a survey has shown.
Nursing Times award winners on what winning means for the infection prevention and control team.