Excellent news and many congratulations to our Radiotherapy Department
who have recently come 12th in the world (out of 182 sites) for numbers of patients recruited, as published in the latest newsletter from the SUPREMO (radiotherapy) Trial.
Featured in the latest issue of Nursing Standard is Kath Senior, East Cheshire Trust’s director of nursing and senior ward sister, Melanie Pearson.
In this article, ‘Having the time to oversee the ward has made a huge difference’ an exclusive Nursing Standard survey of NHS organisations shows that few ward sisters enjoy fully supervisory status.
See Nursing Standard: November 28; Vol 27 no 13;; 2012 (Athens login required)
A new HEALTH and WELL-BEING page covering topics, news and events of interest to NHS Staff and students, is currently under development.
20 – 26 January 2013 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW). CCPW is a European wide initiative led by the European Cervical Cancer Association and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust take the lead role in promoting the week in the UK. “Prevention Week will focus on all things relating to cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us.
As you will be aware cervical cancer is a preventable disease yet the charity supports too many women diagnosed because they delayed or ignored their cervical screening invitation and we are greatly concerned that uptake is getting worse. In addition to raising awareness about prevention we will also be highlighting cervical cancer symptoms based on data from a survey we ran to women diagnosed with the disease that showed a high percentage were not aware that their symptoms were related to cervical cancer. As a result we will be launching a new poster which will help increase awareness of symptoms. “
An independent review is being launched into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), following weeks of negative stories in the media. The… <<Read More>>