An independent sector provider in Essex is hoping to become the first private hospital in the UK to gain a prestigious global stamp of approval for outstanding nursing practice.
The chancellor’s autumn budget on Wednesday will specifically highlight that money is to be provided to fund a pay increase for nurses above the current 1% cap, according to reports.
Changes in nurse numbers are linked to excess death rates – especially in care homes – according to a new study looking at the impact of cuts in health and social care spending on mortality.
Many nurses have struggled to pay bills, missed rent or mortgage payments and say they cannot sleep at night due to money worries, reveals a major survey by the Royal College of Nursing, which paints a stark picture of the personal financial pressures weighing on the profession.
The outdated image UK nursing presents to the world is one of the key problems for the profession in this country, according to an influential nursing leader and academic.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has today announced plans for a new national workforce strategy designed to help secure the long-term supply of nurses and doctors for the NHS.
Draft nurse safe staffing guidance for urgent and emergency care services has been released by the regulator NHS Improvement, which backs a “systematic” approach to deciding how many nurses are needed instead of using specifically set ratios.
Doctors found guilty of sexual offences, theft and fraud tend to get off more lightly than nurses and midwives, suggests the first in-depth report into professional misconduct cases across health and social care.
Nurses from the hospital trusts that treated the victims of this year’s terror attacks in Manchester and London were honoured last night at the annual Nursing Times Awards.
Emma Bleasdale, from the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, was named “nurse of the year” last night at the Nursing Times Awards.