Recession forces nurses to seek financial rescueSubscription
The number of nurses contacting the RCN for financial advice has more than doubled since last year, Nursing Times has learnt.
New European working time laws for hospitals that come into effect in August could create senior roles for nurses who need to ‘fill in’ for doctors, according to the RCN.
How theatre nurses can make surgery saferSubscription
Theatre nursing is at a crossroads. While it is struggling with target pressures, image difficulties and staff shortages, two major initiatives promise to raise its profile and extend its remit. Richard Staines investigates
The government has launched a multimedia campaign aimed at teenagers showing the mental health risks of taking cannabis.
A quarter of NHS acute trusts have not introduced a new set of pre-operative checks that give greater responsibility to theatre nurses and operating assistants six months after they were launched, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed. (Scroll down for a Surgical Safety Checklist video used at Great Ormond Street Hospital)
The MHRA has warned people to avoid diet and slimming products that have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FSA) but are still on sale in the UK.
An NHS hospital has begun publishing its MRSA and C diff infection figures online so members of the public can check how successful staff are at fighting infection.
Hospital staff should quarantine a faulty blood collection tubes which could cause spillage and exposure to blood from open tubes, according to a warning from a government watchdog.
Researchers gathered data from 26 studies that identified the active involvement of patients in private or personal prayer.
The government has announced an increase in the number of health visitors and an expansion of the Family Nurse Partnerships programme as part of its child health strategy.