A paediatric nurse has said young cancer patients are missing out on vital sexual health information due to embarrassment among care professionals.
The chief nurse of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised after an inquest found “errors in practice” had led to an 85-year-old patient drinking cleaning fluid and dying.
Staff involved in the care of a patient with an eating disorder should place greater emphasis on how they coordinate treatment with one another, according to new guidance.
A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses.
Final proposals for the regulation of nursing associates, including the skills and knowledge students will need in order to qualify, have been outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.
Evidence suggests a link between residential levels of air pollution across London and being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers.
Government cuts are pushing England into a public health crisis, the Labour Party has claimed.
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
The number of new nursing students starting courses in England has fallen by more than 500 for the new academic year, official figures show.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.
A film celebrating Welsh nurses’ historic campaign to make safe staffing legally binding has had its premiere in Cardiff.
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found.
Northumberland care home staff are helping residents with dementia to feel calmer and more sociable through the use of the 1990s fashion accessory the bum bag.
Social care staff should be classified as skilled workers to avoid a staffing crisis after Brexit, a care providers group has warned.
A former nurse who is now a prize-winning novelist has said the nursing profession needs to change the way it’s perceived.
North Somerset has appointed a new Admiral nurse for Weston Area Health NHS Trust who will be based at Weston General Hospital.
European migrants contribute much more to the UK health sector than they consume in services, according to a government-commissioned report.
Putting on too much or too little weight during pregnancy has a negative impact on the child that can be observed when they reach the age of seven, a new study argues.
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, students, ambulance workers and other members of Unison are being asked to record how their shift goes today for the union’s annual staff safety survey.
Falling childhood immunisation rates across England risk a resurgence of “deadly and life-changing” diseases of the past, a leading nurse has warned, after new figures revealed a decline in coverage in nine out of 12 routine jabs.
Three sisters are making history by beginning to study adult nursing in the same cohort at a university in East Anglia.
Nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across Wales have accepted a pay deal over the next three years.
A group of health visitors and school nurses have received cognitive behaviour therapy as part of an innovative leadership project designed to combat feelings of self-doubt.
A care home in West Sussex has been urgently shut down with residents told to leave immediately after a series of damning inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
Elderly man The number of older people needing community or residential care will rise to 1.2 million by 2040 - almost double the 2015 rate - according to a government commissioned report.
Taking high dose supplements of folic acid does not protect pregnant women from pre-eclampsia, a new study has found.
Nurses and midwives around London thinking of changing careers or retiring are being offered the chance to move into clinical research nursing.
People with heart failure should no longer be offered cardiac rehabilitation programmes that are group-based, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
Tougher sentences will be brought against people who assault nurses and other healthcare staff under a new law approved this week.
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned new figures showing that more cancer patients are missing a key government target than at any time since records began.
A leaflet has been published by the charity that runs the Admiral nursing service to help guide conversations regarding sex among couples affected by the condition.
A hospital in Reading has become the first district general in the UK to equip itself with so-called “magic tables” for patients with dementia.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
Plans to digitalise all maternity records in England have taken a step forward with the publication of new guidelines to ensure data is consistent and can be shared seamlessly between care providers.
A children’s community nurse from the Midlands has signed up to undertake a dizzying wing walk to raise money for charity.
A nurse has received national recognition for helping to dramatically improve sepsis care across Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
A nurse with a lifelong career in surgical care has been honoured by the UK’s oldest surgical royal college.
A children’s charity has announced a partnership with a university to try and demonstrate the value of the specialist paediatric nursing posts that it funds.
Nurses and other healthcare staff at a South Yorkshire hospital missed opportunities to save a young woman’s life from sepsis, an investigation has found.
The battle against influenza this winter will get underway across England in early October with a revamped campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated, it has been confirmed.
A research grant of £8,000 has been awarded to clinical nurse specialist, Karen Lord, to study the realities of living well with cancer.
Royal College of Nursing leaders, who are already facing a no confidence motion later this month, were today met with fresh fury from members who said they were trying to “manipulate” the impending vote.
English Heritage is trying to identify nurses who worked at a country home that was used as a hospital during World War I after adding colour to a series of old black and white photographs.
Nursing vacancies in England now account for almost four in 10 unfilled posts across the NHS, new figures reveal.
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.
The current challenges facing the midwifery profession in England and Scotland have been laid bare by a new investigation by the Royal College of Midwives.
A charity leader has said end-of-life care services are “more important than ever” after new figures revealed death rates in England are on a steep incline.