The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector
Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week - without increasing the wage bill - have been branded an “attack on hard working nurses”.
Universities are considering scrapping nursing courses due to uncertainty over future funding, education leaders have claimed.
Hospital trusts up to 200 miles away from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have answered its appeal for a “maternity stability partner”, a role which could require sharing staff.
Some hospitals will put “two fingers up” to fresh attempts to end “excessive” car parking charges, ministers were warned during a parliamentary debate.
Community and district nursing
Heart attack survivors given multiple pills instead of one are less likely to follow treatment regimes - putting themselves at risk of a repeat attack, a new study suggests.
Mental health nursing
Large numbers of cancer patients experience depression and many receive no treatment for it, according to researchers, who say nurse-led intervention may be the answer.
Fears over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, public health minister Jane Ellison has insisted.
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 big question
The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.
More must be done to encourage young men to consider a career in the care sector, a report has said.