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Health officials are to launch a review into the closures of NHS walk-in centres.
Sexual health is a key population health issue. The Department of Health has issued a new framework for England, which sets out the evidence base for sexual health services
There is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained from seeing your nominee listed in the Queen’s new year and birthday honours, says David Foster
Telehealth can exploit modern technology to allow patients to manage their conditions at home, reducing the need for primary care and hospital visits
An NHS hospital which is being investigated by health officials for having higher than expected mortality rates is falling short on three national standards for care, the health regulator said.
Any Qualified Provider allows patients to choose the service or treatment they feel best suits their needs; an AQP pack was developed to aid implementation of the process
The government has asked the Nursing and Midwifery Council to alert all registered nurses that they are free to speak out over concerns.
The health expert appointed to improve patient safety following the Stafford Hospital scandal has said that prime minister David Cameron should be responsible for care standards.
The government’s response to the Francis report contained a number of undertakings that will have a major impact on nursing
The health secretary worked in Watford General Hospital’s accident and emergency department last Thursday as part of plans to give Department of Health ministers and officials frontline experience.
There will no keynote speech by a minister at this year’s Royal College of Nursing annual congress, it has been confirmed to Nursing Times.
The government will be introducing training standards for healthcare assistants that focus on 10 key areas of knowledge
The government has suggested that a “clearer distinction” between the professional and trade union functions of the Royal College of Nursing would boost its authority.
A pay rise of just 1% for NHS staff will leave nurses “struggling”, unions claim.
Providing community nurses with laptops can significantly increase the number of patients seen and time spent with them, according to findings from a major national project.
Hospices across England providing end of life care for children and adults have been given a share of £60m government funding to improve care environments and settings.
The NHS has missed its national accident and emergency target every week for six months, Labour has warned.
All Department of Health ministers and civil servants will in future have to have “real and extensive frontline experience of caring for patients”, according to the government response to the Francis report.
Nursing Times is petitioning the Department of Health to improve protection for nurses that blow the whistle over patient safety concerns, as part of our new Speak Out Safely campaign.
The government is considering setting up a “black list” of care home workers to improve public protection in a scheme that Nursing Times understands could be extended to healthcare assistants.