Palliative care nurses honouredSubscription
The work of palliative care nurses has been honoured at a ceremony in the Café Royal London.
Interactive training for CBTSubscription
A new e-learning service aimed at nurses interested in cognitive behavioural therapy has been launched by the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
Wales plans to cut NHS bureaucracySubscription
Plans have been unveiled to cut Local Health Boards in Wales from 22 to eight.
Warning over climate change diseasesSubscription
Extreme weather conditions associated with climate change, such as frequent floods and heat waves, could have huge health impacts for the UK, doctors have warned.
RCN Scotland has asked the Scottish Government to create a new public/patient seat on all health boards as part of efforts to build an NHS responsive to patient needs.
STIs diagnosed in 200 children every monthSubscription
Almost 200 children a month are diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new statistics have shown.
Prescription charges cut in ScotlandSubscription
NHS prescription charges in Scotland have been cut by 25% from £6.85 to £5.00.
Long-term use of widely-prescribed anti-psychotic drugs is associated with a significant deterioration in the verbal and thinking skills of people with Alzheimer’s disease, and offers no long-term benefit for patients, according to new research.
People aged between 40 and 74 in England are to be given free health checks to identify those at risk of vascular diseases, health secretary Alan Johnson announced today.
Cornwall trust lifted out of 'special measures'Subscription
Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust has made substantial progress in its provisions for patients with learning disabilities, the Healthcare Commission has announced.