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.
Healthcare workers belonging to a major union are to lobby employers and the government for access to “vital” continuing professional development training, following funding cuts of around 60% in the past two years in England.
Newly qualified nurses need better support in their first job if workforce retention is to improve, according to interim findings from a major new study.
New apprenticeship standards for advanced clinical practitioners have been given the seal of approval, meaning the first programmes should be on offer to nurses soon.
Boosting support for trust chief nurses is among the key priorities for the new regional director of the Royal College of Nursing in the South West, who says they are “often the lone voice for quality and nursing on the board”.
Staffing levels at independent acute hospitals are generally good but a review of provision by the Care Quality Commission has found not all nurses have the specialist skills they need.
Four health service trusts in Essex have joined forces with a local university to launch one of the UK’s first two-year registered nurse apprenticeship programmes.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today launched a consultation on its proposals for nursing associate standards of proficiency and the regulation of the controversial new role.
Universities fear plans for a new ranking system that accounts for graduate earnings when assessing the quality of teaching for different subjects could disadvantage nursing courses.
Over 800 students on nursing and other healthcare courses have been affected by a mistake that means their latest loan instalments are at risk, ministers have confirmed.