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  • Does 'ginger gene' offer key to younger looking skin?Subscription

    NHS Choices6 May, 2016

    “‘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.

  • NICE warns of cancer email hoax

    NICE warns of cancer email hoax

    NHS Choices22 March, 2014

    “A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails,” BBC News reports.

  • community services young students in class boys girls science school

    NHS apprenticeships: jobs for the boys and girlsSubscription

    Opinion27 September, 2012

    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

  • Student studying

    Training reforms make the gradeSubscription

    Opinion24 August, 2012

    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

  • Stress ball

    Rapid recovery for sick staff benefits everyoneSubscription

    Opinion24 August, 2012

    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

  • Peers

    Staff engagement: an essential ingredient for good managementSubscription

    Opinion24 August, 2012

    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

  • whistle whistleblower

    Open your ears to whistleblowingSubscription

    Opinion23 May, 2012

    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”.

  • Martin Ledwick

    Do you know where you can send your patients for comprehensive information on cancer? Subscription

    Opinion8 February, 2012

    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.