Issue : June 2011
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Nurses who work in accident and emergency or mental health settings are more likely to smoke than other nurses, according to an Australian study.
Action demanded over hospital deathsSubscription
Labour has called for urgent action following a report about an increase in deaths from dehydration in Scottish hospitals.
Those who need safeguarding help are often elderly and frail, living on their own in the community, or without much family support in care homes.
Appointing dedicated infection control nurses (ICNs) to oversee central line catheter insertions can slash bloodstream infections, according to US researchers.
Better support for carers urgedSubscription
GPs will be given an information pack to help them identify and provide more support to the six million carers in the UK.
Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving servicesVideoSubscription
This Social Care Institute for Excellence film looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge.
A survey has found that 41% of people found that their healthcare professional was the best person to talk to about their diabetes.
Cheers: a guide to boozeSubscription
There will be many times in your student career when you’ll be tempted to head to the bar, but here are a few simple facts to keep you safe and healthy
Childhood obesity could lead to later liver disease Subscription
Liver disease could affect the lives of more than 500,000 young people because of childhood obesity, according to one government expert.
There must be a registered nurse on the board of every GP led commissioning consortia, the government has said in its revised health reform plans – marking a victory for the Nursing Times’ Seat on the Board campaign.