Issue : May 2009
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NHS staff to learn from NASASubscription
NHS staff will be able to learn from some of the world’s leading innovative organisations next month, including US space agency NASA.
Five wards at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust were awarded ‘beacon status’ this week for delivering compassion and dignity in care.
‘Surgical stockings commonly given to stroke patients to prevent blood clots do not work,’ The Times reported. It said that research has found that compression stockings have no effect in preventing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in people who have had a stroke.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Award-winning hospital appoints first woman director Subscription
A nurse has become the first woman director of the independent Benenden Hospital in its 102-year history.
‘The world’s first ‘glow in the dark’ monkeys could help in cure for diseases such as Parkinson’s,’ The DailyTelegraph has reported.
Swine flu reaches WalesSubscription
A man who recently returned from the US has become the first probable case of swine flu in Wales.
Tributes paid to Northern Ireland’s first CNOSubscription
Northern Ireland’s first chief nursing officer, Dr Mona Grey, died this week at the age of 98.
A student has designed a jigsaw puzzle for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, featuring a combination of large pieces and images intended to suit older people.
One Flaw In NursesSubscription
Poem submitted by Mary Carter, Devizes, Wiltshire.
'Lifetime risk' for child cancer survivorsSubscription
Childhood cancer survivors have a ‘persistent and high risk’ for a second primary cancer throughout their lives, according to a Danish study.