Nurses Play Key Role In Improving Quality Of Patient Care

January 18, 2009

Quality has become a major focus within health care, especially in the areas of regulatory quality, quality assurance, quality improvement and patient safety. As this focus increases, nurses’ involvement in quality improvement activities is likely to expand in coming years. In the December 2008 issue of Urologic Nursing, Leslie W. Hall, Shirley M. Moore, and Jane H. Barnsteiner state that by actively participating in improving health care, nurses benefit their patients and experience more joy in their work.
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Should Nurses Replace GPs As Frontline Providers Of Primary Care?

January 1, 2009

Should nurses be the frontline providers of primary care, taking the place of general practitioners as the first point of patient contact? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Nurses can deliver as high quality care as general practitioners in most areas of general practice including preventive health care, the management of long term conditions, and first contact care for people with minor illness, writes Bonnie Sibbald, Professor of health services research at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester.
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UNISON Nurses Call For Local Action Over Rising Fuel Costs, UK

December 26, 2008

Angry nurses, who need their cars to visit patients, are demanding a rise in their fuel allowance to help cover the huge hike in petrol and diesel costs. UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, has written to more than 400 health branches urging them to secure local agreements, following the rejection of demands nationally.

Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing, said:

“Many patients rely on nurses to visit them at home and it cannot be right to push the burden of rising petrol costs onto their shoulders. Everyone knows that it costs a small fortune to fill up your car, but NHS employers nationally will not listen to reason. The allowance has not gone up since 2000 when the average cost of petrol was 87.5p per litre – today that same amount would cost you on 112p.
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UNISON Nurses Call For Local Action Over Rising Fuel Costs, UK

December 26, 2008

Angry nurses, who need their cars to visit patients, are demanding a rise in their fuel allowance to help cover the huge hike in petrol and diesel costs. UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, has written to more than 400 health branches urging them to secure local agreements, following the rejection of demands nationally.

Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing, said:

“Many patients rely on nurses to visit them at home and it cannot be right to push the burden of rising petrol costs onto their shoulders. Everyone knows that it costs a small fortune to fill up your car, but NHS employers nationally will not listen to reason. The allowance has not gone up since 2000 when the average cost of petrol was 87.5p per litre – today that same amount would cost you on 112p.
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UNISON Nurses Call For Local Action Over Rising Fuel Costs, UK

December 26, 2008

Angry nurses, who need their cars to visit patients, are demanding a rise in their fuel allowance to help cover the huge hike in petrol and diesel costs. UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, has written to more than 400 health branches urging them to secure local agreements, following the rejection of demands nationally.

Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing, said:

“Many patients rely on nurses to visit them at home and it cannot be right to push the burden of rising petrol costs onto their shoulders. Everyone knows that it costs a small fortune to fill up your car, but NHS employers nationally will not listen to reason. The allowance has not gone up since 2000 when the average cost of petrol was 87.5p per litre – today that same amount would cost you on 112p.
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UNISON Nurses Call For Local Action Over Rising Fuel Costs, UK

December 26, 2008

Angry nurses, who need their cars to visit patients, are demanding a rise in their fuel allowance to help cover the huge hike in petrol and diesel costs. UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, has written to more than 400 health branches urging them to secure local agreements, following the rejection of demands nationally.

Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing, said:

“Many patients rely on nurses to visit them at home and it cannot be right to push the burden of rising petrol costs onto their shoulders. Everyone knows that it costs a small fortune to fill up your car, but NHS employers nationally will not listen to reason. The allowance has not gone up since 2000 when the average cost of petrol was 87.5p per litre – today that same amount would cost you on 112p.
Read the rest of this entry »


UNISON Nurses Call For Local Action Over Rising Fuel Costs, UK

December 26, 2008

Angry nurses, who need their cars to visit patients, are demanding a rise in their fuel allowance to help cover the huge hike in petrol and diesel costs. UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, has written to more than 400 health branches urging them to secure local agreements, following the rejection of demands nationally.

Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing, said:

“Many patients rely on nurses to visit them at home and it cannot be right to push the burden of rising petrol costs onto their shoulders. Everyone knows that it costs a small fortune to fill up your car, but NHS employers nationally will not listen to reason. The allowance has not gone up since 2000 when the average cost of petrol was 87.5p per litre – today that same amount would cost you on 112p.
Read the rest of this entry »