The number of District Nurses in England in May 2010 was 7,813; there are now 2,020 fewer.
The developers of Surgihoney have postulated that given the doubts raised about the research methodologies used to demonstrate the effects of manuka honey, clinicians should stop using it and its derivatives.
The Government is consulting on making “wilful neglect” of patients a criminal offence in England. Any health professional successfully prosecuted could face up to five years imprisonment and/or £5,000 in fines, and their employing organisation receiving financial penalties.
The Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Dermatology, Rotterdam and the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, both in The Netherlands, are currently embarking on the development of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for Lymphoedema.
Study shows yoghurt consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes