Issue : January 2012
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There is not enough evidence to recommend the routine removal of PIP breast implants, a government expert committee has concluded.
Local pay discussed by foundation trustSubscription
A Midlands foundation trust has proposed that its staff go “several years” without incremental pay rises.
Towards the end of 2011, the national children’s charity 4Children, working in conjunction with the Department for Education, launched a new website aimed at professionals working with children in the early years.
“Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45 - much earlier than previously thought,” the Daily Mail has reported.
The nursing roster: it's all about me!Subscription
Ask any nurse about their feelings regarding the nursing roster, off-duty or schedule to work and many would think twice, and say it’s a necessary part of working within the healthcare system.
An early clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine has shown ‘promising’ results,” BBC News has reported.
Nurses 'frustrated' by lack of joined up dataSubscription
Nurses and other clinicians need to change their mindset when it comes to the use of information, according to independent government advisors.
Nurse prescribers could have their decisions overruled by pharmacists, posing a potential safety risk to patients, under latest proposals.
Our tweetly round-up...Subscription
We scour the twittersphere in order to bring you our top tweets from this week. Did you make it in?
One of the hospitals chosen by the prime minister for the launch of his new nursing care drive has refuted suggestions it is cutting hundreds of nursing posts.