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What you need to know about the NHS five year plan


Nursing Times focuses on the key points in the Five Year Forward View report and how they may affect nurses and midwives.

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Award winning midwife petitions Hunt over pay rise


A former Midwife of the Year has launched an online petition to drum up public support for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff.

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NHS hospitals to show airline-style patient safety film


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.

Simon Stevens

Nurses should lead more community services, says NHS chief exec


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.

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New drug that targets melanoma approved by NICE


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.

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NHS five-year plan receives cautious welcome from unions


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.

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Maternity mental health cost fears

Fears over rising cost of treating maternity mental health


The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

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Change to continental time would 'improve child health'


British children’s health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.

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Ruth Warden

'Nurses are pivotal to staff flu vaccinations being the norm'


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: should nurses face tests on their values?

The big question: should nurses face tests on their values?


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.

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'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'


Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions



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