Sarah Calkin is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. For Nursing Times, Sarah focuses on pain management, older persons, wound care, nutrition and accident & emergency. For HSJ, she focuses on the Department of Health, the new National Commissioning Board, strategic health authorities, ambulance trusts, pharmaceutical and patient safety.
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Nurses working for NHS Direct face yet more uncertainty as it emerged that their employer may not continue to deliver the new NHS 111 service beyond the end of next March.
Almost all the nursing regulator’s council members have been replaced in a complete overhaul designed to improve how the Nursing and Midwifery Council operates.
Almost three quarters of senior nurses working in acute medical units have experienced problems filling shifts, according to the results of a survey by the Society of Acute Medicine.
- Somerset trust plans to recruit more nurses
- Plymouth Hospitals goes overseas to recruit nurses
- NHS Direct abandons downbanding plans following 111 debacle
- Trainee nurse drop-outs 'waste' £100m
- Restraint techniques need national accreditation
- Willis: Give patients access to HCA training records
- Fall in HCA numbers, claims College