Nurse education and training
A group of student and newly-qualified nurses are at the forefront of a new campaign to attract more young people into nursing.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today officially launched its new set of standards on the skills and knowledge the “next generation of nurses will learn to enable them to deliver world class care”.
A new academy of nursing is to be launched in the West Country that will combine “academic rigour with NHS expertise” with the aim of raising standards of care for nurses.
Faye Louise Crawford has become the first student nurse to ever be crowned as the overall winner of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual awards for nursing staff.
Training on suicide prevention should be seen as important as learning life support skills, according to nurses who have highlighted a lack of education and awareness among the profession.
Nurses are being denied training opportunities that keep them up to date in their clinical practice due to a combination of winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts, the Royal College of Nursing has warned in a new report.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has recognised the contribution of the next generation of “Nightingale nurses” with the creation of a new professional award.
Trusts in England are spending £1.46bn a year on agency and bank nurse shifts in order to plug gaps in permanent nursing staff, according to a report published today by academics.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
Nurses in the Highlands and Islands can now become fully qualified midwives in less than two years, through a new £500,000 pilot scheme, the Scottish government has announced.