England’s new chief nursing officer, Dr Ruth May, will be among a panel of experts developing the NHS workforce implementation plan, it has been confirmed.
More must be done to enable midwives to deliver sexual and reproductive healthcare “to their full potential” to vulnerable women and girls caught up in humanitarian disasters, according to new research.
Nursing staff at a trust in the North East look unlikely to receive compensation for a hike in parking permit charges, following a breakdown in talks between managers and a union.
A former mental health nurse has been made the new boss of a struggling acute trust in Cornwall.
Transferring the commissioning of key public health services, such as health visiting and school nursing, back to the NHS may not be the solution to ensuring better preventative care, according to a leading health commentator.
Shortages of nurses in key areas like mental health, district and practice nursing risk scuppering the delivery of the 10-year plan for the NHS, say health service leader who have called for urgent action to address staffing issues.
Nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds remain “grossly unrepresented” at the top level of the NHS, latest national data has revealed.
Patients could benefit from improved nursing care and outcomes thanks to new guidance that helps draw out meaningful findings from qualitative studies, according to those behind it.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies has started its search for a new chief executive to act as a “visible, inspiring and effective” leader for the charity.
Hospital leaders must carefully weigh up the risks and benefits of bringing nursing associates into their workforce before deploying them, according to new national guidelines.
Trained alert dogs can help those living with type 1 diabetes to regulate their insulin, according to new research from a UK university and a charity.
A “no deal” Brexit would be a “disaster” for the NHS, health service leaders have warned, as MPs prepare for a crunch vote on the prime minister’s deal to leave the European Union.
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.
Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
Nurses will be “empowered” to help change the culture around fertility treatment add-ons, the Royal College of Nursing has said following new recommendations on the way they are offered to patients seeking fertility services.
Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.
Clinicians need to do more to help people with type 2 diabetes stick to exercise regimes that can help them control blood glucose and improve heart health, according to a group of European experts.
The Welsh government have announced an additional £7.1m investment to help protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales.
A trust in the West Country is exploring whether new technology will help to keep members of its community nursing team who are working in rural, isolated areas safer.
Nursing shortages mean dying patients at a London trust do not always get the best care, Care Quality Commission inspectors have warned.
Drug regulators have approved a combination of fluticasone and formoterol in a device that can be used with a spacer for treating asthma in children.
The new chief executive and registrar of the nursing and midwifery regulator has vowed to take an “all ears” approach to the high-profile role, and to foster a culture of transparency and learning.
A nursing student from Stourbridge is following her life-long dream of becoming a nurse after shedding eight stone.
Getting the right workforce in place is the “biggest barrier” to the government’s ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services, warns a committee of MPs.
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”.
A specialist nurse and her colleague have introduced “special teddy bears” to help children and young patients with learning disabilities understand clinical procedures at a hospital in East Anglia.
A hospice in Western Lancashire has welcomed its first admiral nurse in collaboration with a leading dementia charity.
Researchers in London are aspiring to create a “step-change” in dementia care through an innovative study funded by a record-breaking grant.
The real-life stories of nurses working on the frontline of Liverpool’s busy hospitals will be showcased to the nation in the latest season of an award-winning documentary.
A struggling NHS trust that has been rated ‘inadequate’ for more than two years has appointed a new nursing chief to help turn around its fortunes.
Charges of misconduct made against two midwives at a hospital trust that is under investigation for alleged maternity failings have been found proved.
Brighton and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has been taken out of special measures after a “dramatic change” in the organisation’s performance.
Strong national leadership must be put in place for newly created roles in the NHS, such as nursing associates, employers have warned.
Responsibility for commissioning key public health services including health visiting, school nursing and sexual health could revert to the NHS under long-term plans for the health service’s future.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
An “online toolkit” has been launched by a charity to help secondary breast cancer nurses “develop and improve” the nursing service they offer to patients.
The director of nursing at a trust in North East England has praised staff for helping to reduce the number of patients falling ill with a Clostridium difficile infection while under their care by almost a third.
NHS England has pledged that health professionals will receive the digital tools they need in a bid to make digitally-enabled care “mainstream” across the country, especially those working in community settings, as part of its 10-year plan.
Members of a major Irish nursing union are set to go on strike on January 30 with possible further walkouts due to take place throughout next month in a protest over low pay.
A new chief nursing officer for England has started in post this week, coinciding with the launch of the new long-term plan for the health service.
Scan the list below to find out what different people and organisations including unions, charities and expert groups thought about NHS England’s new long-term plan for the health service.
Comprehensive same-day care for the seriously ill and walking wounded will soon be available at most major accident and emergency departments, under moves designed to ease pressure on England’s struggling hospitals.
Community-based rapid response teams will be expected to swing into action within two hours to prevent vulnerable patients being taken to hospital as part of efforts to provide more care closer to home.
The new long-term plan for the NHS in England has promised to help an additional 24,000 women with perinatal mental health difficulties by 2023-24.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has promised to improve working conditions for NHS staff, with better training and more help with career progression.
NHS leaders have pledged that “respect, equality and diversity” will be at the heart of a major new workforce plan for the health service in England, which is set to be published later this year.
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.
NHS leaders have promised a “step change” in the recruitment of international nurses in order to try and bridge domestic shortfalls, as part of their new long-term plan for the health service in England.
A “comprehensive” NHS workforce implementation plan will be published later this year, NHS England has confirmed today in its new long-term plan for the health service.