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In the week following Nursing Times’ exclusive report on the Prime Minister’s Commission on the future of the profession, Steve Ford finds out what nurses think about the review
New child safeguarding checks scheme delayedSubscription
Nurses will not be required to register with the government’s new vetting and barring scheme for those working with children and vulnerable adults until 2010, the Home Office has announced.
Nurses call for more training in cancer careSubscription
More than one-third of nurses have not had any specific education or training in helping to care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, reveals a survey carried out jointly by Nursing Times and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The NHS formally announced last week that it has achieved 100% roll-out of its antenatal screening programme for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
CMO calls for practice nurses to tackle painSubscription
Practice nurses could in future have to assess pain and its associated disability under the quality and outcomes framework.
Kidney patients to get personal care plansSubscription
All adult patients with chronic kidney disease in England are to receive a new personalised system of care, the national director for kidney care Dr Donal O’Donoghue has announced.
Landmark case allows NMC to reinstate nurseSubscription
The NMC has been granted the power to overturn a decision to strike a nurse from the register.
A new nationally-accredited training scheme for smoking cessation specialist nurses and other health professionals working in the area will start in June.
NICE nurse research centre to mergeSubscription
Nursing and supportive care research centre to be part of ‘one of the largest clinical guideline centres in the world’.
More nurses equals better careSubscription
A week after a healthcare watchdog identified staffing shortages as a key reason for failings at an acute trust, Nursing Times has obtained new evidence confirming a direct correlation between patient outcomes and nursing workforce numbers. Steve Ford investigates