first_imgBriefingOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today This month’s briefingAlternative risks Nurses are often given “superficial” and “inferior”training courses in complementary therapy and could pose a risk to patients bypractising without supervision, a parliamentary committee has warned. The Houseof Lords science and technology select committee is calling for familiarisationwith complementary and alternative medicine to become a formal part of nursetraining. Nursing Standard,10 December 2000 Diet study Beer and convenience foods such as burgers are the staple diet of mostBritish males and a third of females, a national study reveals. The study ofmore than 2,000 people, funded by the Department of Health and carried out bythe Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, reveals thatdiet is closely linked to geographical location, socio-economic status andbehaviour. Nursing Times, 12 December 2000 Aussie carrot Health minister for New South Wales Craig Knowles has said that hospitalsand nursing agencies in Britain are offering a 50 per cent wage rise and freeair fares to Australian nurses. Knowles said New South Wales would not raisenurses’ salaries. Nursing Times, 4 December 2000 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more