The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector
Nurses have played a key role in developing an “airline-style” safety film, which will be shown to hospital patients in an effort to prevent complications like falls, blood clots and pressure ulcers.
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.
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.
Community and district nursing
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.
Mental health nursing
The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.
British children’s health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.
Learning disability nursing
An NHS facility in Oxford that shut its doors following the death of a teenager with learning disabilities will not reopen.
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
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.