Issue : January 2012
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“A healthy fruit and vegetables diet could help guard against one of the deadliest cancers,” the Daily Express has today reported.
As the editors of Nursing Times, Health Service Journal and the BMJ, we have divergent views on the government’s NHS reforms and its beleaguered Health and Social Care Bill.
My wife is away and I have a cold.
A former nurse and a bicycle in Cuba...Subscription
I decided to embark on the Cross Cuba Bike Ride for Parkinson’s UK early in 2011.
Government launches bowel cancer campaignSubscription
A government campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer.
Call to measure blood pressure on both armsSubscription
A study review has claimed that nurses and doctors could uncover underlying health problems in patients by making sure they take blood pressure readings from both arms and looking for any differences.
Body clock gene link to diabetesSubscription
Defective versions of a “body clock” gene greatly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a study has shown.
Warning over fall in social care fundingSubscription
Spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen by half a billion pounds, according to a new report.
Nurses are being asked for ideas on how to improve patient care and working conditions in care homes, as part of a new programme of work by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
Nurses accused of incompetence could in future leave the Nursing and Midwifery Council register in order to avoid full fitness to practise procedures, under plans agreed in principle by the regulator.