More than half of midwifery chiefs believe their services are too stretched to support the rise in student midwives promised by the government, a new survey has revealed.
Scrapping tuition fees for postgraduate nursing courses and giving all student nurses annual grants to cover living costs are among a set of urgent measures put forward by health experts today to prevent a workforce crisis.
Nursing lecturers in Scotland have embarked on a new campaign to get more men to consider a career as a nurse.
A new master’s degree programme is being launched in London to help develop and expand the role of nurses in specialist eye care.
Thousands of people have been rejected from nursing associate courses because they did not have the basic maths or English skills required, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said the public perception of nurses needs to change in order to acknowledge how “highly skilled, highly technical and knowledge-based” the nursing profession is.
The chief executive of NHS England has personally pledged to ensure brutal cuts to career progression funds for nurses are reversed.
A university in the West Midlands is set to expand its nurse training services to an additional campus, as part of a drive to help reduce nursing shortages in the area.
Nursing shortages in England are “unlikely to improve” without seriously ramping up efforts to recruit more students and stop those already in the workforce from leaving.
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Students studying adult and children’s nursing should all be given the option to complete a module in neonatal care, according to education chiefs as part of newly revealed plans to transform the maternity workforce in England.