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A legal obligation for health professionals to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, ministers announced today.
Two Catholic midwives have been told they do not have the right to avoid supervising other nurses involved in caring for patients having pregnancy terminations.
An independent investigation has started into concerns about the past care and subsequent deaths of older people at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire
Nurses and other healthcare workers are being asked for their views on how the government should introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.
Another 13 trial schemes are to be launched next April in which mental health professionals will be placed in police stations and courts, according to NHS England.
A spike in death rates during shifts should not be the determining factor in identifying hospital nurses that may have murdered patients, researchers have claimed.
Physical assaults on nurses and other NHS staff in England have risen by almost 9%, according to latest figures, which unions warned could represent the “tip of an iceberg”.
A bank nurse who was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for misconduct and later cleared says her life and 30-year career have been left in tatters.
The investigation into historic abuse by Jimmy Savile on NHS premises has widened its net to cover more health service organisations and fresh allegations, it has been announced.