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Issue : January 2012

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  • Alcohol

    Have two alcohol-free days a week, say MPs

    NHS Choices17 January, 2012

    MPs have called for “two alcohol-free days each week and clearer guidelines on drinking”, The Guardian and other news sources reported.

  • Jenni Middleton

    'NMC faces challenge in replacing outgoing chief'Subscription

    Opinion17 January, 2012

    The news of chief executive and registrar Dickon Weir-Hughes’ sudden exit from the Nursing and Midwifery Council couldn’t have come at a worse time for nursing.

  • Mark Radcliffe

    'Skateboards will be needed to deliver hourly ward rounds'Subscription

    Opinion17 January, 2012

    Every newspaper I have seen over the past two weeks appears to be giving away a fitness guide, with names such as Think Your Way Fit, Olympic Fitness for the Over-40s and Fifteen Ways to Fit Into Last Year’s Pants. Nursing Times isn’t planning such a supplement, they are too busy doing nursing stuff, so I offer my own personal guide to wellbeing.

  • iPhone.jpg

    Phone app launched in bid to cut teenage pregnanciesSubscription

    News16 January, 2012

    A mobile phone app has been launched as part of efforts to improve sexual health and reduce unplanned teenage pregnancies in Kent.

  • nurse

    Nursing - do you remember?Subscription

    Opinion16 January, 2012

    Have you ever played ‘do you remember’, when a group of like-minded people with a common history start reminiscing? It happened to me the other day, and I want to tell you about it.

  • Continence

    Continence association announces annual conference datesSubscription

    News16 January, 2012

    Delegate registration is now open for the Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference 2012.

  • Throat examination

    Throat spray to help detect cancerSubscription

    News16 January, 2012

    A fluorescent “throat spray” that pinpoints abnormal cells could help healthcare staff spot early oesophagus cancer, research has shown.

  • Child eating

    New food guidelines for childrenSubscription

    News16 January, 2012

    New guidelines on suitable food and drink for young children will be launched on Monday.

  • David Cameron

    PM's forum should look at staffing and not 'beat up' nurses, says its chairSubscription

    News16 January, 2012

    The chair of the review of nursing and care standards announced by the prime minister has said it should address staffing issues and not “beat up” professionals.

  • Peter Carter RCN Congress  11

    RCN calls on CQC to improve 'relevance and credibility'Subscription

    News16 January, 2012

    Over a third of nurses believe the Care Quality Commission does not take sufficient account of staffing levels, according to a survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing.

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