Issue : July 2009
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Alternative advisory servicesSubscription
This page provides contact details for alternative organisations offering assistance for nurses, midwives and health visitors.
Professional and regulatory bodiesSubscription
This page provides a list relevant professional bodies for those interested in studying nursing or midwifery.
Mental health nursingSubscription
This page introduces mental health nursing.
The number of patients waiting for longer than the benchmark eight weeks for outpatient treatment in England has risen by more than 80 per cent compared with this time last year.
Roadshow to increase MMR vaccination uptakeSubscription
The Department of Health is launching a measles awareness campaign to help improve the uptake of the MMR vaccination.
The incidence of swine flu is slowing, according to latest government figures.
The British Medical Journal recently published research looking at the effectiveness of smear tests across different age groups of women. This large and well-designed case-control study analysed the impact of cervical screening on the risk of cancer development in over 4,000 diagnosed cases and nearly 8,000 age-matched controls without cancer.Brought to you by NHS Choices
A high proportion of British schoolchildren have experienced side-effects including nausea, insomnia and nightmares after taking the swine flu medication Tamiflu, researchers have said.
The risk of dying during heart surgery is increased five-fold by infections carried in blood transfusions, according to research published in the journal BMC Medicine.
Tesco sales figures point to recession baby boomSubscription
Soaring demand for pregnancy products combined with a drop in sales of contraceptives has prompted a Tesco to predict an imminent baby boom.