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England lagging behind rest of UK on revalidation readiness

27-May-2015

The introduction of a major new system of nurse competency checks risks being staggered across the UK, because England is lagging behind in its preparation.  

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay findings 'at risk of being localised'

28-May-2015

The chair of the Morecambe Bay inquiry has said there is “no indication” there will be a national review of isolated healthcare services that looks beyond maternity units, despite this being one of the key recommendations from his investigation.

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Royal Mint

New commemorative £5 coin honours WWI nurse

28-May-2015

The Royal Mint has struck a new £5 coin to honour nurse Edith Cavell, one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War, as part of a series to mark the centenary of the conflict.

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Alert issued over injecting skin preparation solution

28-May-2015

A safety alert has been issued by NHS England warning against accidental injection of skin preparation solution, after a string of errors that have resulted in severe harm to patients.

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Alert issued over injecting skin preparation solution

28-May-2015

A safety alert has been issued by NHS England warning against accidental injection of skin preparation solution, after a string of errors that have resulted in severe harm to patients.

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NHS set to take back Suffolk community services from Serco

20-May-2015

Three NHS trusts have been named as the preferred bidders to take over community services in Suffolk from outsourcing giant Serco.

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Mental health

Sussex trust urged to create suicide prevention plan

28-May-2015

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been told to improve, after the Care Quality Commission found the trust had no plan in place to tackle the high rate of suicide in the area.

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Welsh ministers announce funding boost for mental health

Welsh ministers announce funding boost for mental health

22-May-2015

An extra £7.6m will be invested every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, ministers have announced.

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Learning disability ward closures to begin in two regions

27-May-2015

Widespread plans to close inpatient facilities for people with learning disabilities will be implemented in the Midlands and East, and North regions of England in the coming months before being rolled out to other parts of the country, according to NHS England board papers.

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Dave Thompson

'We must support Patients First Scotland to help whistleblowers'

28-May-2015

Why Patient First Scotland’s want the Scottish Government to adopt the Freedom to Speak Up review into the treatment of whistleblowers

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What does a Tory government mean for nursing and the NHS?

18-May-2015

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