More than one in four nurses in England is obese, according to a new study, which warns this could hamper their ability to deliver safe and effective care.
There will be “a degree” of concern over proposals for nursing associates to pay the same yearly registration fee as nurses for regulation, the head of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said as the body launches a consultation on the plans.
The demand from healthcare assistants wanting to take part in nursing associate training has been described as “fantastic” by the head of the workforce body leading the introduction of the new role, who also praised the quality of applicants.
‘Long-awaited Mary Seacole statue is unveiled’Subscription
A new statue honouring heroine of the Crimean War, Mary Seacole, is to be unveiled today in the garden of St Thomas’ Hospital in London
Almost all district nursing course providers have “major concerns” about the future funding and viability of their programmes, according to survey findings from a leading nursing charity.
‘New networks’ will advise DH on nursing policySubscription
The Department of Health will build “new networks” and work closely with the chief nursing officer to ensure it receives expert advice following the demise of its nursing policy unit, claim ministers.
Almost 5% of England’s nursing workforce are due to undergo revalidation in the first quarter of 2016-17, official papers reveal.
Academics defend nurse PhD impact on practiceSubscription
Academics have defended the important contribution nurse PhDs make to healthcare practice, following suggestions that they are often “interesting academically” but not always useful.
Nurses and midwives are continuing to leave the profession at a greater rate than they are joining, highlighting “major” staffing challenges facing the health and care sectors, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned as it released new figures today.
The US is in the midst of a major nursing shortage that has brought nurses into dispute with hospitals over safe staffing levels. Nicole Friedberg analyses the causes and latest developments.