Issue : July 2012
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Bliss, the special care baby charity, has announced a new nursing post to support the families of premature and sick babies in the East of England.
Temporary staffing provider Nurse Plus has become the subject of a management buy-out, which its new owners hope will see the organisation grow by nearly a third in size.
Nurses in Birmingham are taking part in a trial scheme aimed at improving hospital care for patients with hearing difficulties.
‘Just two apples a day could cut risk of heart disease by cutting cholesterol levels’, the Daily Mail tells us.
“Yoga helps stroke patients recover balance,” The Daily Telegraph headlines, saying that stroke victims who took an eight-week course of yoga had better balance and felt more able in their lives as a whole.
‘Grave concerns’ over appointment of new NMC chair Subscription
A new chair has been appointed to lead the troubled Nursing and Midwifery Council, but the regulator itself has raised concerns about the selection process.
Good news for couch potatoes, said a story in the Daily Mail today – lack of exercise is not to blame for the obesity crisis. Its report says that contrary to popular opinion, ‘Westerners’ surrounded by mod cons don’t burn any fewer calories than hunter-gatherer African tribes.
Care industry to feature on TV’s Undercover BossSubscription
Working undercover on the frontline has revealed “the extent of the challenges” facing staff in the care home sector, according to a manager whose experiences are due to be broadcast tonight.
Frontline staff, from healthcare assistants to surgeons, represented University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during Friday’s Olympics opening ceremony.
More than 30 nurses and staff from East London NHS Foundation Trust took part in the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday evening.