Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services.
Strong national leadership must be put in place for newly created roles in the NHS, such as nursing associates, employers have warned.
NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in continuing professional development over the next five years, as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff.
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The story of how a life changing brain injury as a teenager led to a range of challenges has been shared with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria.
A pilot scheme has helped decrease gender stereotypes in nursing and midwifery among school children, a government arms’-length body has claimed.
Mature students in England will in future be offered £5,000 to embark on a career in mental health or learning disability nursing in a new bid to tackle shortages, under plans expected to be revealed early next year.
A student who refused to give up on her “dream” of becoming a nurse in the face of adversity has been nationally recognised for her determination.
A deaf man who is fulfilling his goal of joining the nurse workforce hopes his success story will inspire others with hearing impairments to embark on a career in the health service.
A new patient safety training package could be rolled out to all nurses in a bid to reduce cases of avoidable harm and generate a culture change within the NHS.