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A brand new strategy, a new lease of life

I recently talked to a group of health visitors, who described how, until recently, their practice had felt like social work. Because they were nurses, and did not want to leave families unsupported, they had felt obliged to work beyond their role in heal

NICE delays holding up new treatments

Patients are being denied access to new medicines by more than five years because NICE is missing its own deadlines for over 75 per cent of drugs, a report has found.

Withholding risk register may breach law

Former shadow health secretary John Healey has threatened to take the government to court over its refusal to publish the NHS risk register relating to the Health and Social Care Act.

Nurses brand Lansley a 'liar'

Health secretary Andrew Lansley was mocked and branded a 'liar' by delegates at the RCN's 2012 Annual Congress in Harrogate on Monday (14 May).

Risk of acute attack for asthma patients

More than a third of people with asthma are at high risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack, with many unaware of the fact, according to a survey of 30,000 asthma patients.

Record number of nurses become QNs

A record number of nurses have been awarded the Queen's Nurse (QN) title at a ceremony in London, marking the 125th year of the Queen's Nursing Institute.

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