Issue : 2 November 2016
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Weekly news summary: 5 November 2016Subscription
Details of what the forthcoming nursing associate role in England will be trained to do have emerged this week, including the ability to calculate drug doses and independently administer controlled medications.
Can you advise this student nurse?
The latest rise in the prevalence of obesity among primary school children is “no surprise”, because “vital” public health nursing roles are under threat, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Cumbria nurses defend radical public health plans Subscription
A radical shake-up of public health services for children in Cumbria will ensure better support for families, despite reduced funding, according to nurses leading and delivering the new model.
Local authorities across England are consulting on plans to revamp public health services for children and young people that could affect nursing roles and jobs.
Almost half of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate, according to a new survey by three leading UK epilepsy charities.
I hated school with a passion.
Gail Adams: Changing of the ‘red’ guardSubscription
On 19 October I received an email that I really wasn’t expecting. It was the news that Gail Adams, the well-known and long-serving head of nursing at Unison, was stepping down.
The Royal College of Midwives will not take legal action against the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust after it revealed details of an “irregular” redundancy deal for a former midwife involved in a care scandal at the trust.
MPs call for improvements in A&E staffing levelsSubscription
Government agencies must do more to ensure accident and emergency departments are properly staffed this coming winter, according to an influential group of MPs.