A range of measures to encourage people from a diverse range of backgrounds into nursing and midwifery have been recommended, following the publication of a major workforce and education review that was commissioned by the chief nursing officer for Scotland.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the transport of critically ill patients should receive training in transfer medicine and gain experience in a supernumerary capacity, according to new guidance.
The demand from healthcare assistants wanting to take part in nursing associate training has been described as “fantastic” by the head of the workforce body leading the introduction of the new role, who also praised the quality of applicants.
Nurse leaders have sought to reassure community nurses that the “haemorrhaging” of staff is not going unnoticed at a national level and that work is underway to address the problem.
An expert on palliative care nursing and its education has been recognised for his contribution to the specialty with a lifetime achievement award.
“Little progress” seems to have been made on developing a new support scheme for postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties, a union has warned.
Almost all district nursing course providers have “major concerns” about the future funding and viability of their programmes, according to survey findings from a leading nursing charity.
The lack of regulation of advanced nursing is a “major concern for public protection”, according to those involved in training staff for such roles.
A group of nurses who trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London 40 years ago took a trip down memory lane when they reunited as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.
A publisher has been forced to apologise and pull a nursing textbook from sale, amid claims that some of its content was “racist”.