Steve Ford's stories
I am writing this as the junior doctors’ strike is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get a firm grip on what I think about it all for months now – but have somehow struggled.
Labour’s shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander has called an “opposition day debate” on the government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries for student nurses and midwives.
A “ground breaking ceremony” was held this week in China to cement a major collaboration between the nursing and midwifery faculty at King’s College London and Nanjing Health School.
Deborah Huyton from the University of Central Lancashire was last night named “most inspirational student nurse of the year” at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending a new drug combination for melanoma that could extend life by six months.
Ministers have “not thought hard enough” about the potential risks of their proposals on reforming student nurse funding by replacing bursaries with loans, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed.
Poor quality hospital food is “undermining” the health of the NHS workforce, according to the results of a survey.
Nursing director swaps Pennines for North WalesSubscription
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has appointed Gill Harris as its new executive director of nursing and midwifery.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the services run by Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Sussex as “good” overall.
NICE approves new type of heart failure drugSubscription
The first of a new class of heart failure drug has been approved as an option for some NHS patients with heart failure in England.