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Kirsty Nutkins


  • Palliative care nurses honouredSubscription

    9 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The work of palliative care nurses has been honoured at a ceremony in the Café Royal London.

  • Interactive training for CBTSubscription

    9 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    3 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Plans have been unveiled to cut Local Health Boards in Wales from 22 to eight.

  • Warning over climate change diseasesSubscription

    3 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    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.

  • Nurses call for representation on Scottish health boardsSubscription

    3 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    2 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Almost 200 children a month are diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new statistics have shown.

  • Prescription charges cut in ScotlandSubscription

    2 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    NHS prescription charges in Scotland have been cut by 25% from £6.85 to £5.00.

  • Anti-psychotics associated with mental deterioration in Alzheimer's patientsSubscription

    1 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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.

  • Johnson outlines plans for vascular screening programmeSubscription

    1 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    31 March, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust has made substantial progress in its provisions for patients with learning disabilities, the Healthcare Commission has announced.