The rise in knife crime in London is a tragedy.
One thing colleagues asked as I left the NHS to become chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives last year was could I please get them more midwives. In September at a Trades Union Congress rally in Parliament Square I shouted from a double-decker bus: “Jeremy Hunt, give us more midwives and more pay!” He heard.
I realise that as a columnist I shouldn’t say this but I try to avoid the news as much as I can. I have for a couple of years now. I don’t really like it and I find it doesn’t help me to live my life.
From September 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Council expects all education programmes, including those relating to prescribing, to operate under new standards.
April saw the first ever national NHS Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it.
Nurses and other frontline medical staff do a tremendous job of looking after those in need in the aftermath of a major incident, such as a traffic accident, fire or even a terrorist attack.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council decided last month to formally adopt the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s multidisciplinary prescribing competency framework as its standards of proficiency.
The recent approval of new education and proficiency standards for nurses is to be welcomed for several reasons, but there is also a danger assessment could suffer.