Issue : May 2002
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Chris Hart discusses liaison psychiatrySubscription
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 33Chris Hart, mental health editor, Nursing TimesThe interface between mental health liaison nurses and nurses in a general hospital is still in its infancy. Although mental health liaison nursing established itself as a specialty a few decades ago, many general nurses do not know what it involves.
Boosting patient accessSubscription
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VOL: 98, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 34Amanda Roberts, RN, DipHE, is staff nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital, TruroCoronary heart disease is responsible for more than 135,000 deaths a year, according to the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (Department of Health, 2000). The framework has also established coronary care as a government priority, which means that it is important for nurses to develop a range of skills in keeping with this initiative.
A support group for self-harm patientsSubscription
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VOL: 98, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 38 Maggie Lord, MA, BSc, PGCEA, RGN, RNT, is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Health Studies, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Chalfont St Giles
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 33Jean Flanagan is an NT clinical adviserIn the intense debate that surrounds nurse education, opinions on its purpose fall into two distinct camps. Some people value theoretical learning and some value practical learning. But why not value both?
NHS Direct: the early yearsSubscription
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 39Sandra Nolan, BA, RGN, is education and professional development coordinator, NHS Direct North West CoastIn January the Audit Commission acknowledged that NHS Direct has relieved other patient services in the NHS (National Audit Office, 2002). This marked a sea change for the service, which was conceived by the Conservative Party, delivered by the Labour government and has been contentious from the outset.
The National Service Framework for DiabetesSubscription
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Important new partnershipsSubscription
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