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Nursing news

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New score predicts cardiovascular risk for ‘anyone in world’ over 40


Researchers have developed a new risk score which they claim can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in patients aged 40 years or older in any country.

Camilla Cavendish

Make care certificate compulsory for HCAs, says Cavendish


New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as a step towards “inevitable” full registration of the care workforce, according to the author of a major review.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Updated nursing code of conduct comes into effect today


The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised code of conduct has come into force this month.

Royal College of Nursing

Downbanding of specialist nurses is 'unacceptable', says minister


The downbanding of specialist nursing posts by cash-strapped trusts attempting to save money is “unacceptable”, a government minister has stated.

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Cameron pledges to make NHS ‘seven-day’ service in five years


The prime minister has pledged to make the NHS a “truly” seven day a week service by 2020 if the Conservatives win the next election.

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Taskforce to draw up improvement plan for mental health services

Taskforce to draw up improvement plan for mental health services


NHS England is establishing a taskforce to develop its new five-year national strategy for mental health, the organisation has announced.

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Nurses help design new tool to aid staff in protecting children


A new assessment tool to help nursing staff protect children from sexual exploitation was launched this week by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Care Quality Commission

East Anglian mental health trust should be in 'special measures'


Regulators have said a mental health and learning disability trust should be placed in “special measures”, the support system for failing NHS organisations, after inspectors judged it to be “inadequate” and raised concerns about low staff morale.

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Donna Mullikin

'Anonymity online is ‘safe’ but can hinder a discussion’s validity'


It has been clear for some time just how much potential social media sites, blogs and online forums have for supporting conversation and sharing opinions, but the dilemma of whether to remain anonymous when participating is still one that faces many people who would otherwise get involved without hesitation.

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Ebola virus

'Should we begin our nursing careers fighting Ebola?'


As newly qualified nurses we found ourselves asking an irregular and difficult question: should we go and help combat the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone?



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