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The week in numbers

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The vital statistics generated this week in the world of nursing and healthcare…


24hours “work-in” to highlight staff concerns over NHS Direct being replaced by NHS 111

80% of direct diabetes care is provided by diabetes specialist nurses

28% surgical site infection rate following large bowel surgery, identified using post discharge surveillance systems

48% increase in incidence rate of malignant melanoma in 15 to 24-year-olds in the UK

£2000 cost for immunoglobulin treatment of non-responsive C difficile

26% increase in the numbers of cases of drug resistant TB

58% proposed increase in NMC fees remains the “only offer on the table”

33 higher education institutions exceed RCM recommendation of 10 students midwives for every teacher

48% of nurses in hospitals show dignity and respect to patients at end of life “all the time”.

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