Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse.
Patients were harmed and staff bullied and harassed at a community trust where managers were obsessed with achieving foundation status, according to a damning independent report.
Around 60% of learning disability nursing, 40% of adult nursing and 25% of mental health nursing courses recruited fewer students than planned this year, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
The number of people from England applying to train as a nurse has fallen for a second year in a row, dropping by a further 13% compared with the same point in 2017, official figures have shown.
The nursing regulator’s council members will see their annual allowances rise to £14,724, while its chair will receive a one-off payment to reflect additional hours worked in the past year, and at a higher rate.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing opposition to a number of its proposed changes to nurse education, early findings from its consultation have revealed.
New guidance on setting safe staffing levels, especially for nursing, across five settings has been published by NHS Improvement for use in the health service in England.
Nurses across England are to be offered specialist training about how to use an endorsed safe staffing tool, after it was discovered that some organisations have been using the aid incorrectly.
NHS staff will be given first refusal to buy up to 3,000 new homes that are set to be built on health service land deemed to be surplus to requirement, according to the government.
A Yorkshire trust has released some of its administrative and HR staff from their normal day jobs to act as “runners” on wards, so nurses and healthcare professionals can concentrate on patient care.