Nearly 20 members of the nursing and midwifery professions have been recognised for their achievements in the 2018 new year’s honours list, including three new dames.
A total of 2,500 nursing associates are expected to begin apprenticeship training in England in the first few months of this year, followed by more in the autumn, the head of the national workforce body has said.
The chief nursing officers of the four UK countries have told nurses they realise the pressures they are facing and have thanked them for their hard work and compassion over the last 12 months.
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Nurse researchers have begun a new study today into why the UK has more childhood deaths from treatable infections than comparable European countries, and why fatal delays in admission occur.
Nursing directors and their trusts have been urged to think about whether they can do more to improve clinical staff retention rates, especially for nurses and mental health workers, with the launch of a new tool.
The head of England’s national NHS workforce planning body has told Nursing Times that his organisation is “determined” to “grow” funding for nurses’ continuing professional development over the coming years, but that it will not be possible to fully reverse recent cuts.
Almost 9% of the nurse workforce left the NHS in England in the past year following years of rising turnover rates, official analysis has revealed in a draft workforce strategy for the health service.
The health secretary has written to the chair of the NHS pay review body triggering the start of talks on wage increases for nurses and other NHS staff, alongside potential contract changes.
Nurses are “unsung heroes” who need to be shown that they are valued, according to an award-winning matron credited with building a cohesive critical care team out of nursing staff from 38 countries.