National nursing strategy set for launchSubscription
The new national strategy for nursing in England is due to be launched later today at a conference of senior nurses.
Francis report: HCAs should face regulationSubscription
Healthcare support workers should be subject to regulation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in one of 290 recommendations from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry.
Concerns have been raised that teenage apprentices are increasingly carrying out tasks normally done by healthcare assistants, sometimes with insufficient training and supervision.
Inspectors have uncovered a catalogue of failings at some GP practices, with medicines stored in a way that puts children and patients at risk of infection and rooms so dirty they had maggots.
Nurses will be encouraged to look for ways to save money on essentials, such as gloves and syringes, as part of a major campaign being developed by the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Supply Chain.
MPs back change in law on midwifery supervisionSubscription
Statutory supervision for midwives, which has been in place for more than 100 years, is no longer necessary, an influential committee of MPs has claimed.
Nurses and other NHS workers in England have voted in favour of strike action over the government’s pay deal in a Unison ballot.
The first national framework for district and practice nurse education and training has been published, laying out how the two roles each require specialist skills but also how they can overlap.
Nursing Times can confirm that the Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders.
Training requirements for healthcare professionals working with people with dementia have been laid out in a new “landmark” framework, which it is hoped will increase the quality of care provided.