Issue : September 2009
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Nurses need degrees, like a hole in the headSubscription
Do you need to go to university before you become a nurse? Beyond the Bedpan tries desperately to sit on the fence, but readers’ minds appear to be made up
Productive Ward: An international affairSubscription
Not content with tranforming care through the Productive Ward programme in her own hospital, Suzanne Turner hosted a group of Belgian delegates hoping to export the winning formula
Productive Ward: A bumpy ride, but well worth itSubscription
In the first of a new series, Suzanne Turner talks about getting started on the Productive Ward programme
Minister honours student nursesSubscription
Northern Ireland health minister Michael McGimpsey gave out awards to 180 nursing degree students at Ulster University’s school of nursing.
Last month’s Patient Safety First Week has been heraldad as a resounding success, as trusts across the country got involved to raise safety awareness
More pointless frivolity as Beyond the Bedpan goes where proper journalists fear to tread. This week, why old folk are right to be suspicious of nursing homes, and how the RCN pooped the student nurse party
Andy Burnham makes hospital car parking pledge Subscription
Health secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to phase out hospital car parking charges for inpatients and their relatives and friends over the next three years.
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has called for an increase in nurse practitioners and prescribers in emergency care.
Everything you need to know about the cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine.
‘Working mums’ kids are fatter and lazier,’ is the headline in the Daily Mirror today. The newspaper reported on a survey of 12,000 schoolchildren.