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Issue : January 2018

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  • health select committee 14 nov 2017

    HSC: CPD cuts must be reversed to stop nurses from leaving jobsSubscription

    News26 January, 2018

    Cuts to continuing professional development (CPD) budgets for nurses should be reversed as part of efforts to retain an often “overstretched” and “struggling” workforce, a group of MPs has concluded in a major report.

  • WellChild

    Call to nominate children’s nurses for prestigious awardsVideoSubscription

    News25 January, 2018

    National children’s charity, WellChild, has launched its annual call to nominate nurses and other health professionals that go the “extra mile” to make a real difference to the lives of young patients.

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    New campaign to help nurses with fitness to practise casesSubscription

    News25 January, 2018

    Nurses who go through fitness to practise procedures should get the equivalent of a speed awareness course for drivers to help them get back on track and prevent their loss to the profession, according to new campaign group.

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Surgical colleges reject claim degree nurses lack compassionSubscription

    News25 January, 2018

    Surgical representative bodies have said they do not support the views of a surgeon who recently claimed that nurses were less compassionate since nursing became a graduate profession.

  • Helen Christodoulides

    Nurses and doctors learning togetherSubscription

    Opinion25 January, 2018

    One of the things that Helen Christodoulides cares passionately about is the health and wellbeing of colleagues, not just nurses but that of any professional or member of staff working in the delivery of healthcare.

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    Trust chief nurse sorry over email on ‘influencing CQC ratings’Subscription

    News25 January, 2018

    The Care Quality Commission has warned trusts not to try and “play the system” to improve their inspection ratings at the expense of dealing with concerns, following an email from a chief nurse.

  • Flu

    Further evidence of link between flu and heart attack riskSubscription

    News25 January, 2018

    There are “significant associations” between catching respiratory infections, especially flu, and the risk of experiencing an acute myocardial infarction, according to Canadian researchers.

  • University of Birmingham

    Vitamin D supplements ‘could ease painful IBS symptoms’Subscription

    News25 January, 2018

    Taking vitamin D supplements could help to ease the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new study by UK researchers.

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    Warning retracted nurse studies being cited in major reviewsSubscription

    News25 January, 2018

    Nursing research that has been withdrawn because of major errors or misconduct continues to be included in influential evidence reviews, according to a new study that warns patient safety may be at risk as a result.

  • Europe

    Measles cases continue to rise with outbreaks in five areasSubscription

    News24 January, 2018

    Public Health England has issued advice for the public urging people to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after latest figures show measles cases are continuing to rise and outbreaks have been confirmed in five areas of England.

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