Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
An NHS trust in North East England is harnessing the heart-melting power of childhood innocence in a new hard-hitting campaign to protect its staff against abuse in the workplace.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named one of the best places in the world for nurses and midwives to work.
“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
All NHS trusts should have a director of midwifery to avoid maternity services getting “lost” within nursing, according to the chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
Cancer services are destined for a “worryingly bleak future”, unless urgent action is taken to boost the specialist workforce, a charity chief has warned.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK has increased by almost 4,000 in the past year, latest figures reveal.
The midwifery workforce in Wales could be under threat if England attempts to poach midwives to plug staffing gaps caused by Brexit, warns a report by the Royal College of Midwives.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will “look at” the possibility of introducing safe nurse staffing legislation in England, Nursing Times has learnt.
The NHS nurse shortfall may hit 51,000 by the time the UK has officially left the European Union, health chiefs have warned.
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A national awards programme celebrating nursing excellence is proving to be a great success, just six months after launching, according to the charity behind it.
NHS trusts in London are offering to cover visa costs for their European Union nurses to encourage them to stay after Brexit.
Candidates standing for election to the Royal College of Nursing’s governing council have been announced, following the decision of current members to stand down after a no confidence vote.
More than one in five nurses working in adult hospital care in England is from the European Union or further afield, show new figures that demonstrate the health service’s reliance on overseas workers.
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times.
The government has today launched a new NHS violence reduction strategy, which includes measures designed to better protect staff and prosecute offenders more easily.
New research to help determine a “fair” rate for NHS-funded nursing home care will get under way next month, it has been announced.
Nurses are among more than 1,000 workers at England’s top children’s hospital who will be reimbursed after being underpaid over a period of four years, according to nurse union leaders.
A birth centre in Scotland has reopened after successfully tackling midwife shortages.
Urgent action is needed to tackle mounting pressures on the NHS in Scotland including “major workforce challenges”, with health boards struggling to recruit and retain nurses and other staff, the country’s chief auditor has warned.
Senior nurses across the NHS have been invited to attend a first-of-its-kind training programme to learn about safe and effective workforce planning.
A community trust in West London has been praised for making improvements but told to review the “unmanageable” caseloads of its nurses who have complained of feeling stressed and overworked.
Healthcare staff are wasting valuable time searching for parking spaces and two-thirds have been fined when trying to park at work, according to a survey published today by the union Unison.
Trusts providing mental health services should be set new targets to improve staff retention rates, according to a group of MPs who called for urgent action to boost the mental health workforce.
Healthcare assistants now account for almost three in 10 of all nursing team roles in NHS trusts in England and their numbers are increasing at nearly four times the rate of registered nurses, according to a new study.
London is now the only region in England to have a majority black and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing workforce, it has been revealed.
The government has been forced to defend its decision to scrap bursaries for nursing students in England, after a petition calling for the grants to be reinstated attracted widespread support.
Almost two thirds of nurses think the NHS will deteriorate after Brexit, according to a new YouGov poll.
A chief nurse embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation at an acute trust is leaving her post, it has been revealed.
Nursing leaders have today vowed to fight against government plans to double the fee migrant nurses and their families must pay to use the NHS.
Healthcare leaders in the UK must have a voice in the Brexit negotiations due to the expected impact on workforce, an expert on global nursing policy has warned.
Calls have been made for a new mental health support scheme announced for NHS doctors to be extended to nurses and midwives.
Newly qualified nurses and midwives will be mentored by recently retired NHS staff, under a pilot scheme due to launch in Scotland next year.
An award-winning critical care matron has said hospital leaders need to ensure nurses feel welcomed when joining a new team to avoid “dangerous silos” forming in departments.
The Royal College of Nursing has issued details of the timetable and procedure for elections to its governing council, in the wake of the vote of no confidence in the present incumbents.
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has been named as the Best UK employer of the year at the inaugural Nursing Times Workforce Awards.
Stopping nurses from quitting their jobs is the “single biggest workforce challenge” facing the NHS today, the chief executive of Health Education England has warned.
The nursing recruitment crisis could be resolved if healthcare providers were given funding to take on apprentices, a senior nurse has said.
A hospital trust in North Kent has refuted widely reported claims that it had decided to change sick pay arrangements, including measures to encourage more of its staff to have the annual flu jab.
World health leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to raising the profile of nurses and midwives across the globe.
Prison nurses are viewed as either “brave or stupid” by staff in other sectors, according to a senior nurse who has called for more work to bust myths and promote the many positive aspects of this challenging yet rewarding role.
The council of the Royal College of Nursing will officially stand down at the end of this year following a vote of no confidence by members, it has been confirmed.
Most nurse line managers are struggling to find the time to provide meaningful support and advice to staff and are under increasing pressure as they try to juggle conflicting demands of their role, a survey by Nursing Times has revealed.
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to reinstate bursaries for nursing students.
A retention scheme launched to support NHS providers that are struggling with above average nurse turnover rates will be extended to all trusts across England, Nursing Times has been told.