Issue : 21 September 2016
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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.
Building starts on new Furness maternity unitSubscription
Building work has started on a new £12m maternity unit at Furness General Hospital in Lancashire.
RCN to pilot accreditation standards for ANPsSubscription
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
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?’Subscription
Can you advise this parent of a new student nurse?
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 nurses ‘undermined’ by heavy workloadsSubscription
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.
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.
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.
A midwife is this week celebrating her 30-year anniversary of helping to deliver babies across Leicestershire.