Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.
New types of nursing roles that overlap more closely with physiotherapy and pharmacy work should be developed to meet the changing needs of healthcare sector employers, the chief executive of England’s official workforce planning body has claimed.
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Mentors play a crucial role in supporting and assessing student nurses, yet many find the role challenging. A trust developed support for mentors at the point of care
An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles
Protecting staff and patients from infection is vital so all staff who may have to use personal protective equipment must know how to use and remove it correctly
A large-scale meta-analysis of studies of psychological treatment approaches for adults with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shows some perform better than waiting list/usual care
Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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A second year of growth in nurse education places has been rubber-stamped by Health Education England’s board today, as it unveils its national workforce plan for England.
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A literature review revealed that health professionals’ communication with Deaf people is often inadequate, leading to lack of understanding and putting patients at risk