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Megan Donnelly

Stories

  • Postgrad infection control certificate launched in WalesSubscription

    2 September, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A new first postgraduate qualification in infection prevention and control is now available for nurses in Wales.

  • Nurse initiative champions Parkinson's careSubscription

    29 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A new pilot project launched to improve care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

  • C. diff deaths increaseSubscription

    28 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The number of reported deaths involving Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) has risen by 28% in the last year, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics.

  • WHO warns that social factors are key to healthSubscription

    28 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a landmark global report on world health, which claims that ‘social injustice is killing people on a grand scale’.

  • Conservatives tell obese people to shape upSubscription

    28 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Shadow Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley MP today stressed the importance of individual lifestyle choices in the Conservative plans to improve public health.

  • Doctors do not discuss cancer drugsSubscription

    28 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    New research shows that one in four doctors chooses not to discuss potentially life extending cancer treatments with their patients.

  • Sight-saving drugs finally approved in NHSSubscription

    27 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    All patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will get sight-saving drugs on the NHS, following a U-turn by the government's clinical watchdog.

  • Autism card scheme aids emergency servicesSubscription

    26 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A new initiative has been launched that warns police and emergency services if someone has an autism spectrum condition.

  • Warning over baby monitor failuresSubscription

    26 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Parents and carers have been urged to check a brand of baby monitors after concerns that the device may fail after being dropped.

  • Union launches pay petitionSubscription

    26 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A union has launched a national petition to reverse the government’s decision to maintain below-inflation pay awards for NHS staff.