Community nursing news
A new website has been launched showcasing the history of community nursing since 1859, when the first district nurse was employed in England.
A £10m dementia action plan for Wales will fund new support workers to help people carry on living independently in the community, according to ministers.
Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areasVideoSubscription
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology.
Patients were harmed and staff bullied and harassed at a community trust where managers were obsessed with achieving foundation status, according to a damning independent report.
A new £100m fund intended to “transform” the way health and social services are delivered by staff in Wales, via “new models of seamless care”, has been welcomed by the Royal College of Nursing.
A nationally pioneering “pop up” birthing unit based in a children’s centre on the Wirral will provide enhanced choice to expecting mothers in the area, according to those behind it.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that 10 new local nurse-led projects are set to benefit from a year long programme of financial and professional support.
The author of new guidance to support registered staff that work in care homes said the “highly skilled” role had previously been “undervalued” but was now a major area of opportunity for nurses.
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.
Nursing staff in care homes and other community settings should be trained to screen for malnutrition among older people, according to a cross-party group of MPs.