The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disabilities and autism training for all nurses in England.
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession’s regulator.
Plans are in the pipeline for new foundation training for community nurses, as part of efforts to raise awareness of the role and boost recruitment and retention, Nursing Times has learnt.
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Applications to study nursing in England have increased slightly from last year but are still down 30% since student bursaries were scrapped, latest figures reveal.
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The new 10-year plan for the health service in England was published on 7 January, after being delayed since the end of last year. The 136-page blueprint sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent.
A group of nurses who trained together at a “strict” nursing school in Leeds have reunited to mark 55 years since they first met.
Education chiefs have questioned claims in the NHS Long Term Plan that “well-qualified” student nurse applicants are being rejected a place on a course because some universities are setting the bar too high.
Providing tailored support for nurses interested in working in the community is one way to halt the worrying decline in district nurse numbers, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during January 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
A passionate student nurse who worked a 65-hour week just to make ends meet will tonight feature in a hard-hitting documentary.
A newly-qualified nursing associate has commended the support she received from registered nurses during her training.
Graduation ceremonies have been held around the country for members of the new nursing associate role, ahead of them officially joining the NHS workforce on 28 January.
A third of nurses in Scotland are unaware of the growing threat of a new superbug and think the best screening method will be “unacceptable” to patients, according to a survey by researchers.
Senior nurses are not considering a career in academia because they will get better pay working for the NHS, according to a leading nursing professor.
The workforce chapter of the NHS Long Term Plan was the “most difficult” to create and had to be rewritten five times before approval, health minister Stephen Hammond has said today.
Health leaders should endeavour to dispel “myths” about the nursing associate role before introducing it into their workplace, according to new guidance.
Continuing professional development should be each nurse’s responsibility but be “made possible and supported” by their employer, according to new guidance designed to drive forward training.
A nursing student from Stourbridge is following her life-long dream of becoming a nurse after shedding eight stone.
Specialist nurses at an NHS trust in the South of England are now performing a minor surgical procedure formerly led by senior doctors.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
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.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during December 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
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.
A student nurse has told how she is putting her new skills into practice in a voluntary role helping to keep young people at risk of violent crime safe.
The new midwifery degree apprenticeship is now ready for roll out across England, but questions have been raised about its chances of success.
A student nurse has told how support she received through an innovative leadership programme enabled her to achieve her dream of launching an online information platform for amputees.
All nursing and midwifery staff who come face to face with parents suffering the loss of a baby shortly after birth should receive training on how best to support them, charities have urged.
Health Education England is holding out an olive branch to NHS employers concerned about previous cuts to their budgets to upskill their nurses and midwives.
A first-of-its-kind training programme that will prepare registered nurses including those who are newly qualified for a career in primary care in just nine months is being trialled by the NHS.
More than half of people in England want to see financial support for student nurses increased, according to a new poll.
Maternity staff need more training on how to prevent, identify and treat group B streptococcus infections to stop babies needlessly dying or being left with life-changing disabilities, says a new report.
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times.
More money must be injected into developing the next generation of respiratory nurses to replace those preparing for retirement, according to experts who warned of a looming workforce “crisis”.
The vision of nursing degree apprenticeships as a realistic and sustainable route into the nursing profession is just a “mirage”, according to MPs who say there are currently “too many obstacles” in the way of making them work.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The number of nurse training places in Wales will not increase in 2019 despite a £7m boost in government funding to support education and training for health professionals.
The number of people accepted onto nursing courses in England continued to fall in 2018, despite the fact UK-wide acceptance rates hit a record high, show the latest figures on university applications.
The midwifery regulator is seeking views on whether preceptorship should be made mandatory for newly qualified midwives.
The blood conditions sickle cell disease and thalassaemia “lack representation” in pre-registration nurse and midwife education, MPs have warned.
New health minister Stephen Hammond has pledged to consider proposals to reintroduce bursaries or a new system of grants for student nurses, after hearing about the struggles faced by those currently studying.
The future of student nurse funding will be the topic of discussion at Westminster today as campaigners demand the government reverses “disastrous” cuts to nursing education budgets.
The first class of specialist school nurses to be trained in Scotland since 2001 have graduated.