Miss any of the news affecting the profession during December 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
The amount of money wasted by people failing to show up for general practice appointments each year could fund the annual salary of more than 8,000 community nurses, health leaders have revealed.
The work of 100 “outstanding” nurses has been celebrated in an end of year list, which is intended to recognise their contribution to nursing in 2018.
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales.
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated guidance for the NHS in England.
A medical professional body have called for obesity to be “urgently” recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, to help improve patient care.
Nurses at an Essex hospital who have had their work parking permits taken away due to lack of space are being asked to take the bus instead.
Large differences in radiation doses used for computed tomography (CT) scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by staff rather than differences in patients or machines, a study suggests.
Health chiefs have praised frontline staff for helping NHS services to run more smoothly over this festive period compared to last year.