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“‘Secret’ of youthful looks in ginger gene,” BBC News reports. Dutch researchers have found evidence that a gene associated with red hair – the MC1R gene – may also have an impact on how young or old a person looks for their age.
“A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails,” BBC News reports.
NHS apprenticeships: jobs for the boys and girlsSubscription
The NHS has an important role to play in tackling youth unemployment. Apprenticeships offer young people vital opportunities while allowing employers to grow their own staff, finds Jennifer Taylor
Training reforms make the gradeSubscription
As the health workforce moves closer to the start of new education and training arrangements, Jennifer Taylor discovers how it will help employers to shape their future workforce
Rapid recovery for sick staff benefits everyoneSubscription
The longer an employee is off sick with back pain or stress, the less likely they are to return to work. Jennifer Taylor finds out about a system that enables them to return to work sooner, with added benefits for the employer and its patients
Staff engagement isn’t an optional extra or something that’s nice to have in good times, finds Jennifer Taylor. It’s an essential ingredient of good management and for helping trusts tackle the challenges they are facing in today’s NHS
Open your ears to whistleblowingSubscription
There has always been a certain amount of stigma attached to the word “whistleblowing” - it’s not something that sits comfortably with everyone. Legally, it is defined as “a person, usually an employee in a government agency, public, private organisation or company, reporting a concern about mismanagement, corruption, misconduct or some other wrongdoing either to the public or to those in authority”.
As nurses we know how important it is that patients have everything explained to them properly and access to the right information at the right time.