Issue : 1 April 2015
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With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.
What has the Liberal Democrat Party pledged about the NHS ahead of the general election?
Mathematicians are teaming up with nurses for a “big data” research project designed to make good use of the vast quantities of information nursing teams collect every day.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council should be considered as a potential source for funding the training of qualified nurses in the future, rather than relying “exclusively” on employers to pay for ongoing learning, according to a research body.
Nurses who raise child welfare or safeguarding concerns but fear they are being ignored can turn to a charity helpline, which has been awarded “whistleblowing” status by the government.
“A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease,” The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening.
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A wave of new support workers and nurses are to be recruited in Wales to care for people with dementia, following a cash injection of £1m from the Welsh Government.
The Privy Council has appointed two new council members to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.