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Tuesday 3 March 2015

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25.02.15: The 2014 NHS staff survey for England shows a growing pressure on staff.
25.02.15: Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, new research shows.
26.02.15: Is a smoking ban in UK parks and outdoor spaces a good idea? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ.
26.02.15: Responding to the announcement that the health and social care budget for Greater Manchester will be taken over by the region’s councils and health groups from April 2016, Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the RCN said:
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?
27.02.15: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is “deeply disappointed” that the government’s Migration Advisory Committee has opted not to put nursing roles on the shortage list for recruitment overseas
24.02.15: Healthcare environments are vulnerable to outbreaks of norovirus throughout the year but particularly in the winter months, Norovirus is easily spread through contact with those already infected or through contact with contaminated equipment and surfaces, Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water can help prevent the spread of norovirus
02.03.15: The RCN and the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) have published a joint paper highlighting concerns over the impact of fragmentation with infection prevention and control arrangements within the health service in England.

Soapbox

Margaret Stubbs
At the start of a New Year after maybe eating more than we should over Christmas, how many of us are making an effort to take more exercise or improve our dietary habits?
With practice nurses represented in clinical commissioning groups, expanding and mobilising the workforce has become an important priority
Marilyn Eveleigh
Plans for the NHS over the next five years have been issued and once again nursing takes centre stage
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