Community nurses in Essex have been given precautionary treatment in the wake of an outbreak of a potentially deadly strain of Strep A that has so far claimed the lives of 12 elderly patients.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has today issued draft guidance for healthcare professionals to help reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in adults with leg ulcers.
A mental health hospital run by the same company that owns Whorlton Hall has been placed in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns about safety and “inappropriate” behaviour by staff.
A campaign to secure public recognition for a pioneering nurse who helped to develop in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment has been backed by the Royal College of Nursing.
A hospital in Buckinghamshire has been forced to temporarily close one of its community wards due to a shortage of nurses, it has been announced.
Nurses working in social care are being encouraged to wear a new “CARE” badge as a symbol of their pride in the work they do.
Nursing leaders have welcomed a range of fresh government commitments in the ongoing fight against superbugs.
A small-screen actress has helped to launch a new charity campaign aiming to encourage more open discussion about dementia among South Asian communities.
There are lessons for nursing in a new report on why doctors from a black and minority ethnic background are more likely to be referred to the General Medical Council, say regulators.
A university in the south of England has launched a new “state-of-the-art” nursing simulation laboratory and ward, in a bid to enhance student education and teaching provisions.
Hundreds of NHS mental health patients are being sent to private hospital wards, often hundreds of miles from home, new research from the British Medical Association (BMA) has revealed.
The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year, as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Over 7,000 young mothers and their newborns in Scotland have now received support through an innovative programme led by specially trained nurses and midwives, according to a report.
Patients are being routinely cared for in “temporary” beds that should only be used in emergencies or when there are spikes in demand, according to new research from the British Medical Association (BMA).
Care home staff need better mandatory training to protect people’s oral health, the Care Quality Commission has warned, after its latest series of inspections found services with no policies or training in place to support this type of care.
People living in Suffolk have been urged to write to their MPs to help put a stop to proposed cuts against the health visiting workforce in the area.
A specialist nurse has been invited to a reception at Downing Street next week, which will celebrate and thank healthcare professionals involved in the care, treatment and prevention of diabetes.
Insects found in hospitals may pose a risk to infection prevention efforts and, ultimately, patient safety due to the bacteria they contain, UK researchers have warned.
Health visiting leaders have made fresh calls for the government to take recognise the value and advanced specialist nature of the health visitor role, nationally, in the wake of leaked Suffolk County Council documents that revealed plans to slash the workforce by 25%.
People who work long hours have been found to have a higher risk of stroke, especially if they work those hours for a decade or more, according to French researchers.
Investment in learning disability nurses is in “urgent” need, the Royal College of Nursing has said, as new analysis shows the number of nurses working in this area has plummeted by almost 60% in a decade.
Most hospital inpatients report that nurses and clinicians “always” treat them with dignity and respect, according to the Care Quality Commission’s annual survey results, though concerns have been raised over lengthy discharge delays and lack of information for self-care when patients go home.
Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, according to UK researchers.
Children’s hospices in England face uncertainty about their future ability to provide care for terminally ill children and support for their families, due to NHS and local council cuts, a charity has warned.
Nurses have been victims of sexual insults, groping and even rape while at work, according to a survey by the union Unison today, which suggests that nearly one in 10 healthcare staff have been sexually harassed in the past year.
The Care Quality Commission has asked an eminent clinical psychologist to undertake an independent review of the way it regulated a specialist learning disabilities hospital at the centre of a care scandal.
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a 3.5-times increased future risk of type 2 diabetes in the child, according to UK researchers.
A leading nurse has developed a guide to help staff implement national standards of care for people with a learning disability.
“Terrifying” new figures showing a doubling of cases of sepsis in England over two years have sparked a new call for action to address nurse shortages.
Pregnant women whose waters break early from 24 weeks, but do not go into labour, should be offered the choice to continue with the pregnancy until 37 weeks, according to new guidelines.
Self-care guidance from nurses can equip patients with the skills and knowledge they need to manage the risks associated with taking disease-modifying drugs for inflammatory arthritis, according to a landmark study.
Nursing and midwifery have one of the highest retention rates in the public sector, according to a new analysis from the Office for National Statistics.
A university has launched a new student recruitment campaign that highlights the vital role of nurses in the NHS and challenges misconceptions of the profession, to help tackle nursing shortages in the East of England.
The NHS bursary for student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Wales will continue to be in place in 2020, it has been announced.
Leaked council documents have exposed plans to cut as many as 31 full-time health visiting posts in Suffolk by September.
A trust has been ordered to file a report detailing its nurse-to-patient ratios in its community hospitals, amid concerns staff shortages are putting patients at risk.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has highlighted the importance for registrants to “reflect” on their practice and called on employers to ensure that their clinical staff have time to do so.
A group of prominent Royal College of Nursing members has written to the six remaining candidates hoping to be the new Conservative leader asking them to set out their policies affecting nurses.
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Nurses across the capital have shared their experiences to help inform a short film designed to celebrate and promote the work of nurses in London.
A group of drugs often prescribed for epilepsy and neuropathic pain are linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, according to a study by international researchers from Sweden, the UK and the US.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals are taking part in different activities and initiatives across the country to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019, which also comes as staff are celebrating 100 years of the specialty.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the start of Learning Disability Week with the opening of the first unit in London for young people with a learning disability.
A new health and social care bill, which would require NHS organisations to be “open and honest” when things go wrong, is being introduced to the Welsh parliament today.
Over a quarter of staff working in prisons have been the victim of physical violence within the last year, according to a survey a coalition of trade unions and professional organisations.
Pauline Cafferkey, the UK nurse who almost died from ebola, has given birth to twin boys, the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board has announced.
An NHS trust in Doncaster has become to latest to launch an innovative ”passport” scheme to help make care and treatment easier for people with a learning disability.
A mental health trust in Sussex has been fined £200,000 for failing to keep a teenager who was known to be suicidal safe while he was in prison.
A specialist nurse is helping patients to camouflage scars and skin conditions as part of a “life-changing” service, which is set to expand across a trust in East Anglia.
District and general practice nurses are being brought together to work side-by-side in Leeds, as part of ambitious integration plans anticipated to free up staff time by reducing duplication.
A nurse who was arrested for the second time as part of an ongoing investigation into baby deaths at a neonatal unit in Cheshire has been bailed.