Analysis, interviews and investigations
A mixed picture is emerging of the impact of the move from bursaries to loans for student nurses in England, with placements seen as a pivotal factor, according to an investigation by Nursing Times.
Revised pre-registration nurse training standards being developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council will “raise the bar” of practice in the future, the regulator’s new head of education has said.
Staying in touch with the realities of frontline nursing and clinical practice is key to successful management, says a senior nurse credited with helping transform the culture at her struggling trust.
The new nursing associate role has been developed very much with England in mind but how and if it will fit into the healthcare systems of the rest of the UK remains undecided, Nursing Times can reveal.
Workforce pressures, education structures and negative perceptions are all holding back nurse involvement in vital research and innovation that could benefit patient care, a Nursing Times survey has revealed.
Apprenticeships should not be seen as a solution to the nursing workforce crisis and traditional university training must be the “absolute priority and focus”, warns a leading figure in nurse education.
Trainee nursing associates are already being used to help plug gaps in rotas left by vacant nurse posts in some areas, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.
A Nursing Times investigation has revealed that thousands of nurses accept payments and benefits from the UK pharmaceutical industry each year, sparking warnings that they should “keep their eyes wide open” in dealings with drugs companies.
Sensors in soap dispensers could soon be used to check whether nurses have washed their hands, the first trust to trial “TeleTracking” technology in the NHS has told Nursing Times.
Who is promising what on health ahead of the general election and who should nurses vote for? Difficult questions to answer, but here Nursing Times sets out some of what we know so far.