Operating department practitioners and a range of other healthcare professions face having to pay higher registration fees, potentially paving the way for a similar move for nurses and midwives.
Macrolides antibiotics, currently considered safe during pregnancy, may carry a small risk of neurological damage and so should be reviewed by regulators, according to UK researchers.
A national framework for the training and development of general managers within the NHS should be set up to support managers in their roles and ensure all are working to the same standards, a new guide to be published by Nursing Times, HSJ and NHS Improving Quality will reveal.
A hospital trust in Somerset has hired six nurses from Spain following an overseas recruitment campaign this month.
Acute wards in Exeter and Lancaster have become the first in the UK to be recognised for their care for patients nearing the end of their lives by a gold standards framework supported by regulators.