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Issue : January 2012

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  • Lab

    Blood vessels 'grown in lab'

    NHS Choices25 January, 2012

    British scientists may have found a way to grow “off the shelf” veins and arteries, The Daily Telegraph has reported.

  • Breast cancer

    Deodorant chemical 'found in breast tumours'

    NHS Choices24 January, 2012

    “Chemical found in deodorants, face cream and food products is discovered in tumours of ALL breast cancer patients”, reported the Daily Mail.

  • Nursing home

    NHS seeks care home stories from nurses and patients to inform practiceSubscription

    News24 January, 2012

    The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement have announced that it is looking for experiences and stories from nursing staff and the public about changes, improvements and innovative new ways of working within care homes which will inform a new programme of work it is undertaking.

  • Pen and paper

    'Health bill opposition is not about pensions'Subscription

    Opinion24 January, 2012

    So the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have decided that enough is enough and it’s time to oppose the Health and Social Care Bill.

  • Mark Radcliffe

    'NHS shouldn’t be safety net for irresponsible cosmetic clinics'Subscription

    Opinion24 January, 2012

    In the recent strong winds the large buddleia tree on our allotment was blown over. I have never “owned” a fallen tree before and, in a strange way, it rather affected me.

  • Stroke victim and nurse

    30% of stroke victims suffer confusionSubscription

    News23 January, 2012

    Mental confusion afflicts as many as three in 10 stroke patients who have been admitted to hospital, research suggests.

  • Pregancy test

    Abortion clinics to advertise on TVSubscription

    News23 January, 2012

    Private clinics that charge for pregnancy services, including abortions, will be able to advertise on television and radio under new regulations.

  • Police

    Woman dies at Stepping HillSubscription

    News23 January, 2012

    A 60-year-old woman, believed to have been poisoned by contaminated saline at a hospital, has died, police said.

  • a patient eats in bed

    Nurses should not take all the blame for poor nutritionSubscription

    News23 January, 2012

    All health professionals should share responsibility for patient nutrition, rather than the blame falling solely on nursing, according to a leading patient safety nurse.

  • book

    University dropped from NHS London course provider listSubscription

    News23 January, 2012

    A major shake-up of nurse education in London has resulted in the University of West London being dropped from a list of the capital’s training providers.

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