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Issue : May 2009

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  • Lord Darzi has urged NHS staff to attend next month's NHS Innovation Expo event at London's Excel Exhibition Centre

    NHS staff to learn from NASASubscription

    News31 May, 2009

    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’

    London hospital praises wards for dignity and compassionSubscription

    News31 May, 2009

    Five wards at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust were awarded ‘beacon status’ this week for delivering compassion and dignity in care.

  • Stockings 'no help' after a stroke

    Stockings 'no help' after a stroke

    NHS Choices31 May, 2009

    ‘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

    Award-winning hospital appoints first woman director Subscription

    News31 May, 2009

    A nurse has become the first woman director of the independent Benenden Hospital in its 102-year history.

  • Tributes paid to work of first NI CNO

    Tributes paid to Northern Ireland’s first CNOSubscription

    News30 May, 2009

    Northern Ireland’s first chief nursing officer, Dr Mona Grey, died this week at the age of 98.

  • New 'puzzle' brings back memories for Alzheimer's patients

    New 'puzzle' brings back memories for Alzheimer's patientsSubscription

    News30 May, 2009

    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.

  • 'Glow in dark monkeys' could help disease fight

    'Glow in dark monkeys' could help disease fight

    NHS Choices30 May, 2009

    ‘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 Wales

    Swine flu reaches WalesSubscription

    News30 May, 2009

    A man who recently returned from the US has become the first probable case of swine flu in Wales.  

  • Poem: One Flaw in Nurses

    One Flaw In NursesSubscription

    Off duty29 May, 2009

    Poem submitted by Mary Carter, Devizes, Wiltshire.

  • Lifetime cancer risk for child cancer survivors

    'Lifetime risk' for child cancer survivorsSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Childhood cancer survivors have a ‘persistent and high risk’ for a second primary cancer throughout their lives, according to a Danish study.

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