first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. BriefingOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. A round-up of news from the professional journalsWarfare guidance The DoH has expanded its guidance to the NHS for dealing with the deliberaterelease of biological and chemical agents amid heightened fears of attacks. Nursing Standard, 2 January 2003 Care trusts must fight crime Tackling crime is to become a statutory requirement for nurses and otherhealthcare professionals in primary care trusts (PCTs). New legislation willmean PCTs are responsible for reducing incidences on their premises, the HomeOffice has said. Nursing Standard, 2 January 2003 Nurses face retirement poverty Nurses made to wait until they are 65 years old to claim their occupationalpension will be forced into poverty, Unison has warned. The union wascommenting on the decision by work and pensions secretary Andrew Smith to endretirement at 60 years of age for nurses. Nursing Standard, 2 January 2003 Midwives’ pay system delayed The first 8,000 nurses and midwives to fall under the new NHS pay systemwill not benefit from it until the summer. An exclusive Nursing Times surveyshows the trusts named by the Government as early implementers of thelong-awaited pay system are unlikely to be ready for the April kick-off. Nursing Times, 13 January 2003 Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more