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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.
Nurses are the least-appreciated group of professionals among public sector workers, a survey of staff from councils, schools and other emergency services has suggested.
A film demonstrating the importance of hand hygiene through a variety of scenarios accompanied by sports style commentary has won an infection control prize in the US.
An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.
Dirty hospital taps may be helping spread infections as an unintended consequence of clinical staff being encouraged to wash their hands more often, warn researchers.
Nurses are being asked for their views on how well they are supported to innovate at the front line, and what aspects of their work could benefit from trying out new approaches.
An intrepid learning disability nurse preparing to take on a gruelling trek in memory of her mother is using her time in the spotlight to fly the flag for her profession.
Five midwives from across the UK have received a prestigious Royal College of Midwives fellowship for their contribution to the profession across a variety of fields.
Specially trained nurses will be in place across all custody suites in Northern Ireland before the end of next year, police chiefs have said.
Nearly half a million people aged 65 and over had a diagnosis of dementia last month, according to NHS England, which said it was the highest monthly number on record.
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London South Bank University is staging an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of learning disability nursing, which will be hosted and led by people with learning disabilities.
An online network has been set up for specialist midwives, nurses and health visitors to help tackle female genital mutilation and to support survivors.
A national charity has launched a new nursing post in North East Wales to help seriously ill children get the care they need closer to their homes and families.
Two leading health think tanks have called for £1bn a year to be invested back into public health and for the government to protect the sector from further cuts in funding.
Patients will continue to face “unacceptable” waits for treatment unless nursing shortages are addressed, health leaders have warned.
A former mental health trust in Essex is set to come under national review after an investigation found “significant failings” in the care of two young men.
A healthcare support worker from Hampshire is in hospital with serious burns after her fire-eating act at an NHS staff talent show went wrong.
Home care health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, according to researchers from the US.
A new commitment has been made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to look at introducing a system of regulation for advanced nurse practitioners as part of a major review.
New best practice training guidelines have been published for professional carers administering buccal (ormomucosal) midazolam for epilepsy patients in the community.
Type 2 diabetes in midlife is associated with a 30% increased risk of a serious blockage of the brain arteries, often leading to stroke, and a doubling of the risk of narrowing of arteries in those over 60.
Health Education England’s chief nurse, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, has been appointed at global campaign, Nursing Now, to help spearhead a leadership and development training programme for young nurses and midwives in 2020.
The Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the appointment of an experienced nurse, Dr Louise Soanes, as its director of services.
A hospital in Cheshire has become the first in the country to have key wards accredited by a leading autism charity, after it created a “quiet route” into the hospital and introduced mandatory autism awareness training for staff.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a new UK wide survey of the district nursing workforce to help the charity to determine what investment and support is needed for the service.
A nurse has been re-arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the deaths of 17 babies at a hospital in Cheshire.
Responsibility for commissioning key public health services such as health visiting will stay with local authorities, the government has confirmed after a review.