The new apprenticeship system for nurses risks repeating the mistakes of the past, potentially putting both patients and apprentices at risk, the Royal College of Nursing has warned MPs.
National efforts to stop nurses from leaving their jobs, and in some cases the profession altogether, have seen some employers reduce turnover, but it is still “very early days”, according to a senior nurse at England’s NHS regulator.
England’s most senior nurse has signalled that she is to step down from her role in the near future, while also unveiling ambitions to reform the country’s nursing leadership structure.
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”.
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to listen to or properly investigate concerns about midwives at Furness General Hospital, according to a new report, which concludes the regulator’s handling of the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal was “inadequate” and “frequently incompetent”.
Basic nursing care like helping people go to the toilet, providing pain relief and preventing pressure ulcers is not getting done, because of staffing shortages, warn nurses.
Nursing workforce shortages remain the “biggest issue” for the profession right now, with the risk of another situation like that at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust having never gone away, the leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Gaps in services are now appearing due to learning disabilities nursing workforce shortages while the pipeline of new nurses coming into the specialty is also at significant risk, sparking calls for a national campaign specifically focused on it to boost numbers.