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Ingrid Torjesen


  • Child wellbeing

    Blackcurrant cough syrup recall over mould riskSubscription

    21 June, 2018

    Some batches of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrups for children have been recalled because there is a risk that they may include mould, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) has advised.

  • Gold medal

    More than a third of Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars are nursesSubscription

    20 June, 2018

    More than a third of the people making the list of Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars, which were decided by a public vote, are nurses.

  • Patient in hospital bed with nurse standing nearby

    Five-year survival rate for most common pancreatic cancer just 3%Subscription

    20 June, 2018Comments (1)

    The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK

  • HPV virus viewed under a microscope

    HPV vaccination has significantly reduced levels of HPV infectionSubscription

    19 June, 2018

    The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown

  • 'Shambolic' practice nurse training forcing reliance on drugs firms

    ‘Shambolic’ practice nurse training leads to reliance on drug companiesSubscription

    6 July 2010Comments (15)

    Increasingly patchy funding for practice nurse training is encouraging “uneasy” alliances with the pharmaceutical industry, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.

  • More allergy specialists required as demand rises

    More allergy specialists required as demand risesSubscription

    29 June 2010

    More specialist nurses are needed, along with more training for primary care staff, to treat the growing number of patients with allergies, two royal colleges have warned.

  • Acting for vulnerable adultsSubscription

    15 July, 2008

    Eight years ago guidance sought to address shortfalls in the care of vulnerable adults. Ingrid Torjesen examines how nurses are now taking action to protect this client group

  • Using NICE guidance in mental healthSubscription

    30 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Author Ingrid Torjesen, BSc, is medical writer.When a community mental health team decided to audit their practice against NICE guidelines they found new ways of working to improve patient care. Ingrid Torjesen explains.

  • Supplements Performance: Making Infection prevention a RealitySubscription

    12 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Author: Ingrid Torjesen, BSc, is freelance medical writer.Ingrid Torjesen describes tools to help nurses review their clinical practice in infection control and identify how healthcare-associated infections can be avoided. These tools include high-impact interventions and root cause analysis.