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Hospital porters, caterers, doctors and trust chief executives will be asked to embrace the “6Cs,” under plans to extend the set of core nursing values to all staff working in the NHS in England, Nursing Times can reveal.
Concerns have been raised that a new post at the Department of Health created in the wake of the disbanding of its entire nursing and midwifery policy unit will not be able to provide the high-level advice required for future government decisions.
Cumbria nurses defend radical public health plans Subscription
A radical shake-up of public health services for children in Cumbria will ensure better support for families, despite reduced funding, according to nurses leading and delivering the new model.
RCN chief says new role risks devaluing nursingSubscription
Viewing nursing as a task-based role will put patient safety at risk, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned after leaked documents last week revealed training requirements for the forthcoming nursing associate position in England.
The “incredible imbalance” between the training budgets set aside for nurses and doctors in England has been challenged by workforce and policy experts as they gave evidence to peers during a session on NHS staff morale.
Senior NHS managers should be regulated in the same way as nurses and doctors to ensure public trust and confidence, the chair of the Mid Staffordshire public inquiry has said.
Brexit uncertainty 'deterring EU healthcare staff' Subscription
Uncertainty over Brexit is already hitting recruitment of health and social care staff in Scotland, according to the country’s health secretary.