Issue : March 2012
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Census confirms NHS nursing workforce has shrunk Subscription
The number of registered nurses working in the NHS fell by 3,000 last year, according to latest workforce figures.
Cancer nurse to carry Olympic torchSubscription
An oncology nurse from Sussex will carry the London 2012 Olympic Games torch as part of its journey round the country.
“Experts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to be banned,” according to The Guardian.
Setting minimum staff to patient ratios could create a more stable nursing workforce that is less dependent on agency cover, while improving safety, according to the latest academic review.
Patient safety pilot shows improved resultsSubscription
A tool for measuring four key areas of nursing appears to increase the likelihood of older patients receiving “harm free” care, according to a report seen by Nursing Times.
The proportion of NHS staff who would recommend their organisation as a place to work is steadily dropping, latest survey results reveal.
Asthma inhalers may be linked to birth defects, the Daily Mail has today reported.
'Is it necessary for all nurses to be mentors?'Subscription
Anyone who doesn’t see the benefit of Twitter, and thinks it’s merely a means of conducting a social life without ever needing to get out of your pyjamas should check out #Nurseshift and #Nurchat.
I faced a moral dilemma this week.
New England chief nursing officer namedSubscription
The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed Jane Cummings as its chief nursing officer. Ms Cummings is currently the nursing director for NHS North of England, and previously for NHS North West.