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A unique wound dressing for venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers which could help prevent 3,000 diabetes-related amputations has been recommended by the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence.
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees.
The roles and responsibilities of nurses in safeguarding children are set out in new guidance for all healthcare staff launched yesterday by more than 20 professional bodies.
The chief nursing officer for England has pledged to ensure the interests of nurses and midwives are represented in plans to expand and reform the NHS workforce.
A UK nurse expert in infection prevention and control is set to give advice tomorrow at a high-powered US government committee in Washington DC.
Providing tailored support for nurses interested in working in the community is one way to halt the worrying decline in district nurse numbers, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
Midwives, nurses and other members of hospital staff look set to benefit from a new study that will pilot giving “breaks and powernaps” to those who experience fatigue and tiredness during night shifts.
Joint commissioning could be the way forward for public health services including health visiting and school nursing, according to the secretary of state for health and social care.
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”.
The NHS must do more to cater for “millennial” nurses and doctors who want flexibility, career breaks and the opportunity to travel the world, according to the head of Health Education England, who said this was one way to boost retention and address the current “workforce crisis”.