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Issue : December 2009

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  • Suzanne Turner on turning around high staff sickness rate with the Productive Ward programme

    Productive Ward: Pulling together on staff sicknessSubscription

    Opinion18 January, 2010

    Suzanne Turner on turning around high staff sickness rate with the Productive Ward programme

  • In-flight nurses oversee the safe repatriation of patients via airline travel

    How to… identify nursing opportunities outside of the NHSSubscription

    NHS Careers6 January, 2010

    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

  • sunshine

    Sunscreen linked with less skin damage

    NHS Choices31 December, 2009

    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 vaccine

    Swine flu twice as likely in youngstersSubscription

    News31 December, 2009

    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.

  • Newborn baby

    Singer thanks medics for saving sonSubscription

    News31 December, 2009

    Medics at a London hospital have been thanked by singer Martha Wainwright after they saved her premature baby’s life.

  • Woman in pain

    I feel your pain

    NHS Choices30 December, 2009

    “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”.

  • Nicola Sturgeon

    Health minister announces bowel cancer screening programmeSubscription

    News30 December, 2009

    A new bowel cancer screening programme is to be launched in Scotland in the new year, health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

  • Cancer patient

    Software to help GPs detect cancerSubscription

    News30 December, 2009

    The NHS cancer lead has announced that patients will be assessed for their risk of cancer using a specially designed computer programme.

  • Coffee

    NHS staff 'link coffee to cancer'Subscription

    News30 December, 2009

    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.

  • The Infection Prevention and Control Nurses team at the Royal Free hospital

    'It’s great to share the difference we have made to the patients'Subscription

    Opinion30 December, 2009

    Nursing Times award winners on what winning means for the infection prevention and control team.

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