Issue : March 2012
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NHS staff earning £21,000 or less a year should receive a pay rise of £250 from April, the NHS pay review body has recommended.
The Department of Health’s new deputy nursing director has called on the profession to help him identify examples of over the top bureaucracy that need to be changed.
The effectiveness of knee replacement surgery has been in the news, with the BBC and Independent reporting that more evidence is needed on the long-term safety of knee implants.
'Scheme to boost nurse research will aid care'Subscription
I am going to mention the name “Lansley” and the word “positive” in the same sentence.
There are – and I consider myself an expert in this area – many different ways of not knowing things.
Health study of pensioners in povertySubscription
Newcastle University is to study whether helping pensioners in poverty to claim their rightful benefits is good for their health.
Smartphone aids diabetes managementSubscription
A leading pharmaceutical company is claiming it has made a breakthrough in the management of diabetes, in the shape of a device which attaches to a smartphone.
Pupils to book nurse appointments by textSubscription
Pupils will be able to book appointments with school nurses by text messages and emails, it was announced today.
“Vitamin E supplements intended to reduce risk of heart disease could also cause thinning of bones,” The Daily Mail reported.
Health minister Simon Burns has pledged to write to MPs about the current state of the district nurse workforce following concerns highlighted in Nursing Times.