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Nursing news

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Rise in potentially risky 12‐hour shifts among nursing staff

24-Jul-2015

There has been an increase in the use of 12-hour nursing shifts that may potentially be influencing patient care, according a review commissioned by the chief nursing officer for England.

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Employers and social care ‘lacking awareness’ on revalidation

31-Jul-2015

Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.

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Consultation begins on £200m cuts to public health budget

31-Jul-2015

The Department of Health has said it will be “open” to local authorities to make financial savings from health visitor budgets when a total of £200m public health cuts are delivered to councils early next year, as long as they meet their statutory duties.

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NMC to explore nurse education reform recommendations

31-Jul-2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to look into the possibility of implementing recommendations from a recent wide-ranging review of nurse education, which included the suggestion that undergraduates should spend more time on general training before specialising.

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King’s Lynn trust set to leave special measures regime

30-Jul-2015

The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.

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Nurse-led specialist wound care unit opens in Kent

31-Jul-2015

A specialist centre has opened in north east Kent where nurses are using telemedicine to help support patients with the most complex and serious wounds in a community setting.

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Funding to expand innovative nurse-led messaging service

31-Jul-2015

Funding and support is being made available for nurses and other health professionals interested in setting up an award winning text message system for engaging with younger patients.

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Funding to expand innovative nurse-led messaging service

31-Jul-2015

Funding and support is being made available for nurses and other health professionals interested in setting up an award winning text message system for engaging with younger patients.

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Progress 'too slow' in learning disability care transformation

14-Jul-2015

NHS England has been too slow to act in its closure of inpatient wards for people with learning disabilities, while failing to ensure the necessary replacement community support is in place, according to charities.

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'All staff must know when and how to refer to palliative care'

25-Jul-2015

Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left.

Recruiting and retaining nurses: what's going wrong?

Recruiting and retaining nurses: what's going wrong?

30-Jul-2015

Why are healthcare services struggling to recruit nurses? Ishbel Straker believes the answer lies in the culture of the service

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