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Two out of 10 nurses may have iron deficiency anaemia, a higher rate than the majority of the rest of the population, results from ad hoc testing at a major nursing conference have indicated.
The creation of an “enhanced apprenticeship” is one of the solutions being considered by Health Education England to address a desperate shortage of learning disability nurses, which risks harming some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
Spending on agency nurses and midwives has shot up by more than 10% in Scotland in the past year, according to the latest workforce figures, which also show an increase in nursing vacancies.
The rising tide of sexually transmitted infections in England could be curbed if public health nurses were better valued, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Nurses who train to be specialists in keyhole surgery are often not deployed to the best of their ability, causing many to leave the health service, according to a leading nurse in the field.
Hospital patients on units with too few registered nurses are at increased risk of getting healthcare-associated infections, researchers in the US have found.
Senior nurses will be able to halve their pension contributions to avoid significant tax charges, under new government proposals aiming to stop them leaving the NHS early.
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses.
A nurse consultant is heading up a new campaign to help ensure people with leg and foot conditions get the help they need before the problem escalates.
More than two thirds of new houses being built on NHS land will be out of the reach of the average nurse, according to a new analysis, which warns the lack of affordable homes is exacerbating the staff recruitment crisis.