Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Several hundred nurses in the West Midlands are among the first to embark on new multi-professional training aimed at creating a standardised advanced practitioner status.
Scotland’s chief nursing officer has told Nursing Times she stands by a controversial blog post in which she highlighted instances of unprofessional behaviour by nurses.
The NHS is expected to create around 100,000 new apprenticeships by 2020, the government hs announced as it launches a consultation on targets for public sector organisations on the number of apprentices they employ.
Care home staff make dozens of errors in administering, recording and managing medicines, reveals a study, which suggest new technology could eliminate nearly all these mistakes.
Investment in children’s nursing is vital as part of efforts to improve support for children who have suffered abuse, say nursing leaders.
Senior nurses must be free to lead their teams and not forced to cover day-to-day nursing duties, the Royal College of Nursing has urged in a manifesto published ahead of Scottish parliament election.
Mental health provision has returned to the crisis point it was in more 30 years ago, with nursing staff facing “intolerable pressures”, a leading mental health nursing expert has warned.
North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been told to urgently address safety issues after several patients died by strangling themselves on the wards.
Practice nurses are “not interchangeable” with district nurses, according to a major new report, which reveals overwhelming frontline opposition to the idea of the two roles being merged.
More than 2,000 overseas nurses were denied permission to work in the UK last year, despite chronic staffing shortages, reveal figures obtained by the Royal College of Nursing.