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Saturday 25 April 2015

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20.04.15: NHS bosses have earned more than £35 million in pay rises despite unprecedented spending cuts, an investigation suggests, however an NHS trust refutes this
20.04.15: New research suggests those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over actually fit into one of six groups and strategies to successfully tackle weight loss should be tailored according to which group they fall into
22.04.15: The overall number of people with cancer and another long-term condition could swell by one million over the next 15 years, placing a major strain on the NHS and local authorities, new Macmillan Cancer Support research reveals
22.04.15: Cutting carbohydrate intake should be the primary strategy for treating diabetes according to experts
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?
02.04.15: Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers has warned.
14.04.08: Communication is a vital skill for the nurse, but in this age of increased technology use and high-level skills, it can be forgotten. Donna Davenport calls for communication to be put back on top of all our professional agendas
01.04.15: From 31 March every nurse and midwife in the UK will practice in line with a revised code from their regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Margaret Stubbs
I was recently at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference at the Excel Centre London in early March, and listened to one speaker who challenged a way of thinking.
Daloni Carlisle
When I was diagnosed with womb cancer and started out on the roller coaster described by Tracie Miles, one of the first things I did was to visit my GP to ask who did what.
George Coxon
I feel ashamed to admit it has taken some time to memorise the 6 Cs as promoted by our senior nurse figures at NHS England.
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