Diary date: Nurses Day on 14 May 2012

If you are visiting the Education and Training Centre next Monday, why not call in the Staff Library and sign up to the Horizon Scanning service which is featured in the Nurses Day event. You might also like to find out more about:

  • literature search training
  • ordering articles and books
  • 24/7 access to all our facilities
  • drop-in access to email, Internet and eresources
  • help with presentations and much more

We look forward to seeing you and explaining what our service can do for you!




£70+ million wasted under dental contract

Over £70 million wasted on fraud under current dental contract | Media Centre.

Under the current dental contract system an estimated £70 million was wasted on dental fraud in a year, the Government announced today.

Figures published today by NHS Protect, the lead on tackling and identifying crime across the health service in England, show dental fraud may have cost the NHS £73.1 million in 2009-10.

Surplus NHS land for housing published | Department of Health

Details of potentially surplus land for housing in the NHS published | Department of Health.

Details of potentially surplus land for housing, currently owned by NHS organisations, which is no longer required nor likely to be needed for health service purposes in the future have been published. The information was provided by each of the 399 NHS trusts in England to the Department of Health through a central data collection.

The main findings from the 2012 data collection from NHS trusts, which related to parcels over 0.25 hectares, include:

  • of the total 399 NHS trusts, 188 (47 per cent) declared at least one parcel of surplus or potentially surplus land and 211 (53 per cent) gave a nil response
  • a total of 414 separate parcels of land were identified by the 188 NHS trusts who declared surplus or potentially surplus land.

See the main findings and the details of the surplus land data collection.

Clinical Evidence reports on Diabetes

The worldwide increase in diabetes is focusing more attention on all aspects of treatment, including associated hypertension. Untreated hypertension in people with diabetes is linked to high rates of cardiovascular and microvascular disease. Our update examines new evidence questioning the effectiveness of angiotensin II receptor antagonists for this co-morbidity. In addition, while the evidence supports the idea of aggressive blood pressure targets, we highlight the uncertainty surrounding the exact level of those targets.

Visit the Clinical Evidence website to see the full review.

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