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Evelina London Children’s Hospital and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for its staff to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients.
Patients with tuberculosis are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported by smartphones rather than attending face-to-face appointments, according to researchers.
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.
Fresh guidance has been launched to help nurses recognise and appropriately respond to harmful sexual behaviour in children.
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings.
Recruiting nurses from overseas is a “long-term investment” for an organisation because they are less likely to jump ship once they join, according to a top nurse at a renowned trust.
The invaluable work of mental health nurses is taking centre stage today in the first ever national celebration of the speciality.
The director of nursing and midwifery at a hospital trust under investigation for mother and baby deaths has announced her departure.
Men in the nursing workforce have an advantage in terms of pay, because they are over-represented at senior bands compared to their overall proportion to the UK nursing population, according to a new study.
The Royal College of Nursing is devising a short film to promote learning disability nursing as an exciting career option to young people as part of efforts to address a chronic shortage.
A leading nurse from Southampton has warned that people in the UK who develop dementia under the age of 65 are “falling into a void”, with little or no access to long-term specialist support.
A globe-trotting nurse who says she was born to enter the profession has been appointed as the new matron of a private hospital in North Wales to help support further expansion of the facilities.
Matt Hancock has pledged to overhaul mental health support for nurses and other care staff, after a report laid bare the “emotional labour” of working in the NHS.
A major acute trust in London has pledged to boost support for nurses and other members of staff whose babies are born prematurely or sick.
A new joint unit linking leaders from government, the NHS and industry has been set up to drive the digital transformation of the health service.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments.
General practices in North East Essex are set to lose a third of their nurses through retirement in the next five years, documents reveal.
A mental health nurse has told how outdated and dark portrayals of the speciality, such as in film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, still hang over the profession and must be debunked.
A children’s community nurse and her friend, both from Wolverhampton, have signed up to undertake a wing-walk for charity and are urging others to join them in their cash-raising adventure.
The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media.
The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disabilities and autism training for all nurses in England.
Two specialist nurses from a hospital in Bradford are set to take on a “bike ride of a lifetime” to help raise money to buy a new scanner for young patients.
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.
The chief nursing officer role in England will once again have a place at the table in Whitehall following pressure from campaigners, it has been confirmed to Nursing Times.
An NHS trust in London has welcomed a new contract to deliver community health and social care services in Ealing, to support people to receive treatment closer to home.
“We are nurses and we can do this” was the rallying cry from Royal College of Nursing president Anne Marie Rafferty, as members launched a crusade against dangerous understaffing.
A team of midwives in Hull have won a national award for offering parents-to-be a virtual experience of labour and birth.
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes.
The children’s wards at both the James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital now have a fleet of five electric cars.
Operating department practitioners and members of 15 other health and care professions will see their annual regulation fee increase after a decision by the Health and Care Professions Council.
A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield.
Maternity and neonatal care in Scotland is set to benefit from a £12m cash injection, as part of a drive to transform services across the country.
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has announced the appointment of Helen Whyley as its new director with immediate effect.
An official framework for the maternity support worker role in England has been launched in a bid to provide clarity about the post and highlight how the career can be advanced.
Nurses and midwives in Ireland have been recommended to vote to accept new government proposals on safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract.
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, has called for the NHS to stop relying on pens and paper, as part of a drive to encourage healthcare staff to use email to send their patients information.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned that patients could be cared for by nurses on Zimmer frames if the retirement age is raised following Brexit.
A national recruitment campaign has been launched by the government to try and entice more nurses and other healthcare professionals into the adult social care workforce.
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession’s regulator.
One of the largest NHS trusts in England has been lifted out of special measures after four years under the regime for struggling healthcare providers.
A first ever global nursing anthem has been created as part of an initiative to represent the reality of nurses and their commitment to patients.
A team of nurses who all began their training together in 1969 at a hospital in London reunited last week, including two nurses who still work at the same trust.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
Intravenous insulin does not improve stroke outcomes compared to standard blood glucose control using insulin shots, according to researchers.
More organisations are adding their weight to supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue among NHS healthcare staff, in a bid to help tackle the negative effects of shift working and the impact of fatigue on the workforce.
A team of diabetes specialist nurses who set up a social media network have been on tour across the UK in a bid to showcase the work they do and recruit other nurses into the speciality, a member of the team explained to Nursing Times.