The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector
Health Education England will pay for courses to encourage former nurses to return to the profession, Nursing Times can reveal ahead of a campaign to help address national staff shortages.
Unions have today criticised the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to increase the annual registration fees for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120.
Clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped last year, Nursing Times has been told.
Community and district nursing
Mental health nursing
Physical activity combats depression by purging the body of a harmful substance that accumulates during stress, research suggests.
New, simplified guidance for healthcare professionals reporting suspected adverse drug reactions in children via the Yellow Card Scheme has been launched.
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
Ed Miliband has pledged that Labour will deliver 36,000 extra staff for the NHS including 20,000 extra nurses if it wins next year’s general election.
More must be done to encourage young men to consider a career in the care sector, a report has said.