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.
Fewer mature students are applying to go to university with the scrapping of the nursing bursary partly to blame for the decline, says the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948.
A group of nurses who trained at Guy’s Hospital 62 years ago have been sharing their memories of strict matrons, daily uniform checks and exacting standards as part of celebrations to mark the NHS turning 70.
Seventy nurses and midwives from London will be given the chance to develop their talents and leadership skills through a new scholarship programme launched as part of the NHS birthday celebrations.
The government is to explore introducing an opt-in system that would allow universities to share information on student mental health with parents or a trusted person.
More opportunities for flexible working and career development will be among key measures to feature in a new 10‐year plan for the NHS that will “reset the deal between the NHS and its staff”, according to prime minister Theresa May.
A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.
Nurses have been “overlooked and under-utilised” in hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs), according to US researchers.
Dr Isabelle Skinner has been appointed as the new chief executive of the International Council of Nurses, the global body has announced.