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London South Bank University is staging an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of learning disability nursing, which will be hosted and led by people with learning disabilities.
A national newspaper has today admitted its description of nurses as doctors’ assistants was out of step with the realities of the role after coming under fire from the profession.
Over 1,000 nursing associates have now joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register – a moment that has been described by healthcare leaders as a “significant milestone” for the fledgling profession.
A university is launching an adult nursing degree apprenticeship with a heavy focus on community nursing placements, which it argues could have a significant impact on local recruitment difficulties.
The creation of an “enhanced apprenticeship” is one of the solutions being considered by Health Education England to address a desperate shortage of learning disability nurses, which risks harming some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses.
Addressing the nursing shortages is labelled as a “urgent” priority in a new workforce strategy for England’s health service.
NHS England has pledged to review clinical placement activity for nursing students and explore whether innovative approaches, such as group coaching, will help boost the number of undergraduates signing up to the profession.
Plans to introduce a new online nursing degree in England have moved a step forward as health bosses announce a new timeline for development of the programme.
Returning the £85m ripped out of career progression budgets for nurses in England has been revealed as a key part of the new national strategy for addressing nursing shortages.