Issue : March 2012
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Prostate cancer drug deemed 'too expensive'Subscription
Health chiefs in Scotland, England and Wales have said they will not back a drug that is said to help prostrate cancer suffers live longer because it is too expensive.
'Unrealistic' breastfeeding advice criticisedSubscription
New mothers can feel set up to fail by “unhelpful” advice telling them to breastfeed for six months, researchers have said.
All wards at Royal United Hospital Bath will have commenced comfort rounds by the end of April 2012 in light of the prime minister’s recent announcement that nurses should conduct hourly rounds.
'Remember your role in protecting patients'Subscription
We talk to Tom Quinn, professor of clinical practice at the University of Surrey, who has been a nurse for 33 years.
Candice Pellett has held national roles but is most proud of supporting people who wish to die at home.
Face up to doing the dreaded appraisalsSubscription
Well-designed discussions about performance benefit care and can be positive and constructive experiences.
Scotland’s premature birth rate has fallen by 10% since the public smoking ban came into force in 2006, BBC News reported.
Bill amendment on HCA regulation withdrawn Subscription
Baroness Emerton has withdrawn an amendment to the health bill, which would have brought in statutory regulation for healthcare assistants, to the disappointment of nursing unions.
London hospitals make plans for the OlympicsSubscription
Hospitals in London are considering reorganising surgery timetables, changing shift patterns and moving delivery times to accommodate the Olympics this summer.
“Just a few minutes of relatively strenuous exercise can dramatically change a person’s DNA,” according to the Daily Mail.