Issue : 23 November 2010
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Fear of public health nursing break upSubscription
Public health nursing teams must not be broken up when they are transferred to local authority control, specialists have warned.
Future CNO role undecidedSubscription
England will continue to have a chief nursing officer - but uncertainty remains over the nature of the role.
HCA training criticised as out of date and parochial Subscription
One of the country’s senior nurses has warned that training for healthcare assistants is “Victorian” and puts patients at risk.
Nurses have been given more freedom to decide whether patients should be treated in single sex wards, along with specific examples of where mixed accommodation will not be tolerated.
Migrant worker cap condemnedSubscription
Nurses and managers have condemned proposals to cap the number of migrants from outside the European Economic Area who can work in the UK.
Patient safety concerns have pushed the government into publishing the first set of standards for advanced nurse practitioners.
The worst kept secret in nursing was finally made public last week - as Dame Christine Beasley formally announced her retirement as chief nursing officer for England. She will retire from the post she has held for six years next March.
Chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley has launched a new section on the Department of Health’s website to give nurses access to the Energise for Excellence quality framework from wherever they are delivering care.
Health minister Anne Milton wants to see nurses and midwives involved in commissioning but will not be legislating to make it happen.