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Wednesday 23 July 2014

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17.07.14: Practices, nurses and frontline staff are being asked to join a social media-style voting system to produce a set of principles for improving care in London
17.07.14: All healthcare professionals must now have appropriate indemnity cover as a legal requirement, the government has announced
17.07.14: The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCIV) have advised the Department of Health (DH) to continue with their routine whooping cough vaccination programme in pregnant women for a further five years.
17.07.14: NHS England (London region) Chief Nurse Caroline Alexander is campaigning for the co-creation of a new vision for London’s community services
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?
30.06.14: New BMI thresholds have been suggested for overweight and obese people from ethnic minorities
02.07.14: Emotional causes of overeating are being overlooked by healthcare professionals, a new survey reveals
01.07.14: For older people with type-2 diabetes, the downsides of taking medication outweigh the benefits researchers have claimed


Caroline Alexander
NHS England (London region) Chief Nurse Caroline Alexander is campaigning for the co-creation of a new vision for London’s community services
Pam Bradbury
Working together is the future of health and social care, but how will primary care and community nurses find the transition?
Margaret Stubbs
Helping to manage and reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes in the population may help prevent a further explosion of the condition in the future
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The NURSE of the month program allows nurses to nominate themselves or a colleague they feel is deserving of special recognition for excellence in professional practice.

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Deadline is 31st July 2014.

Entrants must be health professionals and over 18 years old

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