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Issue : 21 September 2016

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  • student_placement

    Need for clarity on community placement indemnitySubscription

    News27 September, 2016

    A review is needed into the potential barriers to nurse education opportunities in primary and community care settings, according to a report prepared for a national workforce planning body.

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

    Building starts on new Furness maternity unitSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    Building work has started on a new £12m maternity unit at Furness General Hospital in Lancashire.

  • swine flu home visit GP

    RCN to pilot accreditation standards for ANPsSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    Advanced nurse practitioners in the UK will for the first time be able to receive accreditation for their role, under a new scheme being developed by the Royal College of Nursing.

  • To concur is nursing, but to disagree is divineSubscription

    Opinion23 September, 2016

    Nurses need to learn how to challenge each other to improve practice and their profession It’s perfectly acceptable to disagree with another professional, as long as you are respectful and constructive in your challenge We should be comfortable at asking even our senior leaders who, what, where, when, how and why Don’t argue for argument’s sake Stand up for nursing, as you are the only ones who will

  • ‘How can I support my son to become a nurse?’

    ‘How can I support my son to become a nurse?’Subscription

    Features23 September, 2016

    Can you advise this parent of a new student nurse?

  • writing

    Petition to save DH nursing unit passes milestoneSubscription

    News23 September, 2016

    A petition calling for the nursing directorate to be retained at the Department of Health, following a government moves to disband it, has passed 10,000 signatures.

  • school nurse one use

    School nurses ‘undermined’ by heavy workloadsSubscription

    News23 September, 2016

    The ability of schools nurses to provide support to children with long-term health conditions risks being undermined by high workloads and having to work across many schools, suggests research.

  • Stethoscope

    Primary care must 'expand into evenings and weekends'Subscription

    News23 September, 2016

    Standard GP opening hours should be increased by an hour and a half per day on weekdays, and extended to Saturdays and Sundays as standard, under a major access drive announced by NHS England yesterday.

  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Trust 'improves safe staffing' with real-time appSubscription

    News23 September, 2016

    The introduction of an “app” that gives real-time information about staffing levels across a Nottingham trust has led to improved redeployment of nurses and reduced the use of agency workers at the organisation.

  • joyce salkeld2

    Leicester midwife celebrates 30 years of deliveriesSubscription

    News23 September, 2016

    A midwife is this week celebrating her 30-year anniversary of helping to deliver babies across Leicestershire.

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