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Saturday 20 September 2014

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15.09.14: An independent review commissioned by the NMC states that although the regulator has made “substantial improvements” it must improve customer service
16.09.14: Including much older women in a national breast cancer screening programme does not prompt a sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group, a new study has revealed
17.09.14: A nicotine inhaler which resembles a cigarette has been licensed as a medicine in the UK
16.09.14: Healthcare leaders concerns over the government’s latest sepsis treatment initiative have been revealed
19.09.14: Members of the union Unison have overwhelmingly voted to strike because of dissatisfaction over pay
20.12.12: The Chief Nurse for England has given us a strategy on which to base the care we give our patients, ensuring quality is at the core. Do you know what they stand for?
30.07.14: A pilot scheme launched by Public Health England (PHE) has been extended for another year, aiming to immunise more than 700,000 children with the flu vaccine
10.09.14: More needs to be done to keep people with mental illness in work, the Chief Medical Officer has said

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Margaret Stubbs
The rise of obesity and overweight has been linked to type 2 diabetes, but does this mean we should blame patients? Definitely not, according to Margaret Stubbs
Lalah-Simone Springer
For September our Nurse of the Month is Seanin Traynor, 30, from Armagh Northern Ireland. She had been working as a nurse for over seven years when sadly she was attacked by a patient just over a year ago. But her strong, positive attitude and love of helping people she is already back at work and raring to go
Donna Davenport
Being a nurse today means constantly striving to maintain your knowledge and competence, keeping abreast of new and different ways of working
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