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Nursing education

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Nursing students urged to challenge practice and 'managerialism'

Mental health student nurses have been urged by leading academics and nurses to challenge conventional practice and take the lead in future research to develop new models of care and treatment.

Julienne Meyer

'Most care homes don't have registered nurses working in them'

Health, social care and housing need to be higher up on the political agenda. Existing systems do not support what needs to happen on the ground to meet the changing needs of older people.

Nigel Farage

UKIP moots return of enrolled nurse and end to graduate training

The UK Independence Party would reintroduce state enrolled nurses to encourage more “home grown talent” in nursing, as part of a package of election pledges on the NHS.

Plymouth University

Nurses among first ‘physician associates’ to begin training in Devon

A Plymouth University training programme for a new type of healthcare profession, called a physician associate, has welcomed its first students.

David Cameron

All NHS workers to receive specialist training in dementia, says PM  

All NHS staff will now be required to undergo training in dementia so they have the “know-how and understanding” to provide the best possible care, the government has announced.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Writing for just 20 minutes per day will help you retain the skills you learn

Support for nurses in writing for publication Subscription Required

Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice. Joining a writing group can help nurses continue writing.

'Raising concerns should be part of nursing education'

'Raising concerns should be part of nursing education' Subscription Required

As a student nurse I wholeheartedly welcome Sir Robert Francis’ recommendation to embed raising concerns in nursing education.

Nutrition training must be standardised to improve child health, say MPs

Improved and standardised national training for health visitors, midwives and other healthcare workers is required to ensure uniform delivery of nutritional, play and activity advice for pre-school children, according to a group of cross-party MPs.