Advanced nurse practitioners should have an equal role in giving basic medical care as junior doctors, according to safe staffing guidance from the professional standards body for hospital doctors.
Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
Nursing degree applications have continued to plummet in England, falling by almost 5,000 compared to last year, show the latest official figures.
Concerns remain over how new nursing associates will be trained and whether they will be used as substitutes for registered nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
A consultation has begun today for members of the Royal College of Nursing working in the NHS in Scotland to vote on the three-year pay deal.
The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
The Welsh government and health unions have agreed a proposed pay increase of 6.5% for NHS staff in Wales for the next three years.
The chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings has issued a rallying call to the nurses and midwives of today to help “inspire” future generations of the profession.
A cancer nurse and a group of community tissue viability nurses are among 10 projects honoured in parliament, as part of a special one-off awards to mark the NHS 70th birthday.
The enduring success of the NHS is down to the “brilliance” of staff, according to chief executive Simon Stevens who conveyed a “heartfelt thank you” on the day the health service turned 70.