The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector
The NHS is to face a second day of strike action, as unions continue their dispute with the government over health service pay.
A government minister has acknowledged the importance of clinical research nurses in making the UK a worldwide leader in healthcare innovation.
Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, scientists have discovered.
A damning report on maternity services in Guernsey has raised serious concerns over the quality of care and supervision of pregnant women.
Community and district nursing
Monitor has authorised three more trusts to become foundation trusts, including the first to achieve the status in the community sector, at its board meeting this week.
Mental health nursing
Halloween costumes can become a “dangerous” culture that brands the mentally ill as “psychos or schizos or freaks”, a government minister will warn.
Learning disability nursing
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has called on the public to back proposed legislation for minimum safe staffing levels to be introduced.
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
Leading health professionals have said that merging district and practice nursing teams is an almost inevitable consequence of moves to improve community health services.