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Nursing news

The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector

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Leaked NHS England study links nursing numbers and care quality

25-Jun-2015

A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.

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Academics call for 'urgent' overhaul of student nurse funding

30-Jun-2015

Academics have called for an “urgent” overhaul of the funding system for training nurses and midwives in order to address both the current workforce crisis facing the health service and the financial difficulties being experienced by many students.  

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Workforce plan to train 23,000 new nurses in England by 2019

30-Jun-2015

More than 23,000 extra nurses will be trained over the next four years to help meet growing demand in the NHS.

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Guy’s and Tommy’s brings in ‘nurse in charge’ armbands

30-Jun-2015

Distinctive red armbands for senior nursing staff are being introduced at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust so patients know who is in charge.

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s and Tommy’s brings in ‘nurse in charge’ armbands

30-Jun-2015

Distinctive red armbands for senior nursing staff are being introduced at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust so patients know who is in charge.

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Community and district nursing

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Community nurses 'lack understanding of revalidation'

29-Jun-2015

The vast majority of community nurses do not know what process is required to complete the new system of competency checks for nurses and midwives due to be introduced next year, according to a survey.

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Young People and Mental Health

Talking therapies referral rate double for female teens than males

26-Jun-2015

The number of young people accessing a national talking therapies programme for people with mental health problems for the first time is steadily increasing, with teenage girls more than twice as likely to be referred as their male counterparts, new data has revealed.

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Antiseptic bathing 'cuts hospital bloodstream infections'

29-Jun-2015

Bathing hospital patients using antimicrobial cloths can slash the number of bloodstream infections, US researchers have suggested.

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Cuts put learning disability patients at risk, warn nurses  

25-Jun-2015

Learning disability nurses fear for the safety of their patients because of cuts to services, reveals a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing.

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Blair McPherson

“Staff strategies must focus on reinvigorating existing talent”

24-Jun-2015

The NHS is facing a crisis of talent and there simply isn’t enough to go round.

Lucy Alford

From student to staff nurse: My advice for the newbies

25-Jun-2015

One year after qualifying, Lucy recalls the whirlwind of her first few months of being a qualified nurse

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