Issue : 2001-03-08
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Scots nurse review wants skills mergerSubscription
The way primary care is delivered by community nurses in Scotland is set to change dramatically with publication of a review by the chief nursing officer calling for 'a radical modernisation of the public health nursing workforce'.
Food guru backs waiters on the wardsSubscription
Waiters and waitresses should serve food to patients in all hospitals, restaurant critic and hospital food guru Loyd Grossman has said following an initiative being piloted in Nottingham.
RCN U-turn may fail to placate staffSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing's council has agreed to reinstate its original pay formula for staff, but by invoking a clause on affordability of pay awards it looks unlikely to avoid the threat of industrial action.
RCN general secretarySubscription
Beverly Malone, previously a deputy assistant health secretary in the US, has accepted the post of RCN general secretary. She will start work next month and will take over from Christine Hancock in June.
New frameworks will cover children and neurology Plans to produce two new national service frameworks - one on children's services and one on long-term neurological conditions - have been released by health secretary Alan Milburn. The children's services framework, which will also incorporate maternity care, will be published in 2003 for implementation in 2004. Its development will involve close cooperation with the government's children's taskforce. The long-term neurological conditions ...
Foreign bodies: help wanted on surgery abroadSubscription
do not overlook act's powers to protect publicSubscription