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What you need to know about the NHS five year plan

23-Oct-2014

Nursing Times focuses on the key points in the Five Year Forward View report and how they may affect nurses and midwives.

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Simon Stevens

Nurses should lead more community services, says NHS chief exec

23-Oct-2014

Nurses and midwives could in the future take on a stronger leadership role in community settings, as part of “radical” plans to shakeup healthcare delivery models across the NHS.

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Nurses will quit without 'competitive' pay, concedes Simon Stevens

23-Oct-2014

Nurses and other healthcare workers will leave the profession if the health service fails to provide them with competitive pay rates in future, the head of the NHS in England has acknowledged.

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NHS five-year plan receives cautious welcome from unions

23-Oct-2014

Unions have welcomed elements of NHS England’s plans for “radical” new care delivery options, which could see primary care nurses and midwives take on a stronger leadership role.

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New drug that targets melanoma approved by NICE

23-Oct-2014

Guidance has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending another drug in the battle against a serious type of skin cancer.

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Community and district nursing

NHS five-year plan receives cautious welcome from unions

23-Oct-2014

Unions have welcomed elements of NHS England’s plans for “radical” new care delivery options, which could see primary care nurses and midwives take on a stronger leadership role.

Community and district nursing zone

Maternity mental health cost fears

Fears over rising cost of treating maternity mental health

20-Oct-2014

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

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Change to continental time would 'improve child health'

23-Oct-2014

British children’s health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.

Children's nursing zone

Ruth Warden

'Nurses are pivotal to staff flu vaccinations being the norm'

22-Oct-2014

The innovative Flu Fighter campaign has helped increasing numbers of NHS staff to get vaccinated against flu for three consecutive years, thanks to huge help from local staff - and it’s back again this season.

The big question: should nurses face tests on their values?

The big question: should nurses face tests on their values?

23-Oct-2014

Health Education England has launched a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts.

'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

23-Oct-2014

Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions

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