Issue : March 2009
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Drop in overnight NHS beds defendedSubscription
There has been a 10% drop in the number of overnight hospital beds in the NHS over the past three years, recent figures show.
Botox may help treat depression, says studySubscription
Patients who receive Botox anti-wrinkle treatment could be helping to fight depression because it prevents them from frowning, according to a study
A pressure group has called for the abolition of the ‘NHS’ name in a bid to crack down on unnecessary acronyms in health care, Nursing Times has learned.
The Healthcare Commission has called for immediate improvements in promoting race equality in the NHS.
The start of April should see checks to see if MRSA is present in patients’ skin or noses being carried out before they go into hospitals across England.
Putting hospital nurses in bright, multi-coloured uniforms makes children more comfortable and parents more confident, according to an Italian nursing study.
A new form of anti-static crocs shoe has been introduced for use in hospitals.
A senior nurse has won a prestigious award for her work improving patient safety in hospitals.
‘Forget carrots, playing video games helps you see in the dark,’ reported The Independent. It said that research suggests that a person’s nighttime vision gets better after playing action games.
An influential think-tank has been criticised by Unison for comparing sickness absence in the NHS to those in private companies.