The first nursing associates are being trained in a myriad of different ways and across varying scopes of practice, an investigation by Nursing Times into the controversial new role reveals.
A leading hospital trust has been forced to reassure cancer patients their chemotherapy treatment will continue as normal after an internal memo suggested it could be cut or delayed due to nursing staff shortages.
Female nurses who regularly work nights are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer and other common forms of the disease than those on day shifts, suggests a new study.
Homes being built on land sold off by the NHS will be largely unaffordable for nurses, suggesting government pledges to offer staff “first refusal” may be “worth little” in some cases, a report by a think-tank has claimed.
Patients with dementia are being given few opportunities to have drinks of water on wards and in accident and emergency, which is leaving them “extremely vulnerable”, a review of London hospitals has found.
Nearly 20 members of the nursing and midwifery professions have been recognised for their achievements in the 2018 new year’s honours list, including three new dames.
A total of 2,500 nursing associates are expected to begin apprenticeship training in England in the first few months of this year, followed by more in the autumn, the head of the national workforce body has said.
The chief nursing officers of the four UK countries have told nurses they realise the pressures they are facing and have thanked them for their hard work and compassion over the last 12 months.
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Nurse researchers have begun a new study today into why the UK has more childhood deaths from treatable infections than comparable European countries, and why fatal delays in admission occur.