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.
Having an excessive daily nurse workload increases the risk of patient safety incidents and deaths, according to a ground-breaking study from Finland.
Legislation changes to allow nursing associates onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register are to go ahead, following “broad support” for the plans, the government has said while publishing results to its consultation on the proposals.
Outstanding student nurses and their educators have been celebrated today at a glittering ceremony in London.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to practise in the UK continues to be lower than the same point a year ago, largely due to a further decline in European staff, reveal new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
A nursing home in Scarborough is trying to lure nurses to work there with the offer of a free holiday in the sun before they start.
Healthcare assistants are being expected to do the work of registered nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results released by a union.
A major national campaign has begun today to get NHS staff to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas into clothes and get up and moving around.
Physical assaults on NHS staff increased by nearly 10% last year, with nurses reporting that staffing pressures have contributed to the rise in incidents.