A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing have been approved, following a “historic decision” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed not to raise annual registration fees for nurses and midwives in 2018 but has said it will need to review the payment in more detail ahead of next year.
The Royal College of Nursing has announced its formal support for an opt-out system of consent for organ and tissue donation after death across the UK.
The new NHS pay deal unveiled today is “the best possible deal we could negotiate”, according to the Royal College of Nursing’s associate director for employment relations.
Having more nursing staff educated to degree level providing treatment is linked to better outcomes in surgical patients with dementia, according to US researchers.
Nurses and other NHS staff on the Agenda for Change contract in England are to be offered an average 6.5% pay rise over three years, with many staff set to receive more than this under proposals revealed today.
More than a hundred student nurses have been told they will not receive any further loan instalments for their living costs this academic year, following an error by the company that distributes the money, it has been claimed.
The Prince of Wales has thanked frontline nurses for their work on behalf of the nation at a special reception attended by over 300 members of the profession.
The chief nursing officer for England has stressed the need to share more positive stories on nursing to help tackle falling rates of applications to university training and to keep more staff in the profession.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.