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 number of people from England starting undergraduate nursing courses has fallen by 2.6% this year, leading to warnings that the future supply of nurses “remains in peril”.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today launched a consultation on its proposal to charge nursing associates the same registration fee as it does for nurses and midwives.
The NHS is looking to recruit up to 5,500 overseas nurses from India and the Philippines in an “earn, learn and return” scheme to plug staff shortages, according to the national workforce planning body.
Nursing remains the most trusted profession outranking doctors, judges and the police, according to the latest survey of public confidence in key professionals.
Health unions have voiced concerns after Jeremy Hunt revealed in an interview this week that he wished to overhaul NHS payments for night and weekend work in return for a pay rise above 1%.
Nurses have been potentially put at risk of falling off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register due to confusing information about revalidation dates provided by the regulator, Nursing Times has learnt.
Specific characteristics among nurses doing shift work can directly affect their sleep quality and risk of burnout, according to Italian researchers.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will give “additional funding” to provide nurses with a salary rise, following the completion of the current pay review process.