Issue : 2 November 2016
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Nicolette Peel talks about motherhood, midwifery, and her charity Mummy’s Star
“Worried well ‘make themselves sick’,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
Plans to develop the forthcoming nursing associate role have been drawn up at a “helter skelter” pace and have been “rushed”, leaving insufficient time for the profession to scrutinise what the new role will be able to do and how it will be trained, it has been claimed.
MHRA urges nurses to report drug side effectsSubscription
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has launched a social media campaign to promote reporting of suspected side effects, as part of an European Union-wide awareness week.
Revelations that nursing associates will be trained to calculate drug doses, administer controlled medications and work independently have sparked concerns about the future role of nurses and prompted further calls for those trained in the new position to be regulated.
A full investigation into the death of a baby that led to the exposure of a major NHS care scandal has been carried out by the trust responsible for his care eight years after his death.
Health Education England’s chief executive has warned that it would be up to trusts and universities to fund any expansion of nurse training places in 2018.
Patients’ lives could be put at risk if pharmaceutical companies stray away from the widely recognised colour coding of inhalers used to treat asthma, respiratory experts have warned.
A South East London hospital has been criticised by inspectors over “instances of poor care” on medial wards and long waits in its accident and emergency department.
A review is underway of public health nursing posts and other roles in Nottinghamshire, with around 40 redundancies expected, as part of a major service redesign.