Senior nurses will be able to access support to help develop new volunteer roles within the NHS, as part of a project aspiring to ease pressure on busy staff and improve patient care
A leading nurse has said “continual push and motivation” from care staff is behind her trust’s success in slicing the number of patients experiencing pressure ulcers in hospital by 61% in two years.
Child-sized, gender-neutral versions of Scotland’s national nursing uniform are at the heart of a new project designed to challenge public perceptions about the image of the profession.
New standards to ensure children in special schools in Wales receive high quality healthcare from school nurses have been unveiled this week by ministers.
Unions have announced that nurses and midwives in Northern Ireland are to be consulted on whether they are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action, over pay.
Two “outstanding” nurses with honours from the Queen have been elected to top positions at the Royal College of Nursing.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said the upcoming NHS 10-year plan will feature a boost for nurse training to tackle shortages.
The dizzying scale of the nurse workforce crisis facing England has been laid bare by independent experts, who called on leaders to urgently boost the number of nurses in training through incentives to encourage students to enter the profession and support employers to take on apprentices.
Intensive care services for the sickest patients are to be moved out of Leicester General Hospital because of ongoing concerns about staff shortages and patient safety.
Medical and nursing leaders are urging healthcare professionals to support a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal over concerns about lasting damage to the nation’s health.
A high-tech manikin of a five-year-old is helping student nurses at the University of South Wales learn to communicate with and examine young children.
Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has rejected pleas for oversea nurses to be exempted from extra charges to use the NHS, insisting it is “only right” they pay.
Thousands more people with type 1 diabetes in England will be offered life-changing glucose monitors on the NHS as part of plans to revolutionise health care with clever technologies, it is revealed today.
Two standalone midwifery units will close for births and postnatal beds in the community will be scrapped under major plans to revamp maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
Healthcare staff across England have been urgently reminded about how to spot warning signs of life-threatening bleeding in kidney dialysis patients following seven deaths.
Former foreign secretary David Miliband has called for a more joined up way of tackling child malnutrition around the world, with a greater use of community health workers as well.
An emergency care nurse was among the health professionals and campaigners to feature in a short film played today at a major international health conference.
Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
Health and social care staff in Scotland are being empowered to better support people with autism during difficult moments throughout the rollercoaster of their lives.
Harnessing the full potential of nurses and midwives will be essential in ending health inequalities around the world, global leaders have urged.
An “academy” is to be created in England to improve and standardise routes into advanced clinical practice (ACP) for nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
A nurse who lost her life while caring for casualties of the First World War was among those commemorated in a series of sand portraits to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict.
The Royal College of Midwives has published a new tool to help maternity services assess the continuity of midwife care provided for expectant and new mums.
Instant messaging services like WhatsApp can be a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations, according to new official guidance on how to use them safely.
Nurses are in a prime position to research gun violence and look at ways to prevent it, according to a new paper from the US.
An NHS trust in North East England is harnessing the heart-melting power of childhood innocence in a new hard-hitting campaign to protect its staff against abuse in the workplace.
Vaccinations and developmental checks reduce likelihood of hospital visits during childhood, a study by UK researchers has confirmed.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named one of the best places in the world for nurses and midwives to work.
Nurse leadership expert Bronagh Scott has been appointed as interim director of nursing policy and practice at the Royal College of Nursing.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been placed in special measures to address serious safety issues including staffing shortages and concerns about the quality of maternity and urgent care.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of heart attack in both sexes but they have more impact in women than they do in men, according to new study findings.
The NHS across North West London is today launching a new mother and baby app, with the aim of providing women with a “personal guide for pregnancy, birth and beyond”.
A leading academic and educator in learning disability nursing has renewed calls for student nurses to be paid a living wage while on placement to improve recruitment problems.
A record high number of nurse and midwife training places will be funded in Scotland next academic year.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
The odds of a woman developing postnatal depression increased by 79% when they had baby boys compared to baby girls, a UK study has found.
Mothers and babies are at risk because of a lack of training for frontline maternity staff with less than 10% of trusts following official training guidance, according to a new report.
Cancer services are destined for a “worryingly bleak future”, unless urgent action is taken to boost the specialist workforce, a charity chief has warned.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK has increased by almost 4,000 in the past year, latest figures reveal.
CQC warns 84 councils over Allied Healthcare
The midwifery workforce in Wales could be under threat if England attempts to poach midwives to plug staffing gaps caused by Brexit, warns a report by the Royal College of Midwives.
A nursing student has been honoured for her outstanding caring skills after turning to poetry to articulate the demands of the job.
More than 20 organisations representing nurses, outreach workers and other homelessness professionals have called on NHS England to spend more on specialist health interventions for homeless people.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will “look at” the possibility of introducing safe nurse staffing legislation in England, Nursing Times has learnt.
The NHS nurse shortfall may hit 51,000 by the time the UK has officially left the European Union, health chiefs have warned.
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