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.
Nursing research that has been withdrawn because of major errors or misconduct continues to be included in influential evidence reviews, according to a new study that warns patient safety may be at risk as a result.
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested.
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.
Nurse leaders, educators and researchers have come to the defence of nursing as a degree-only entry profession, following controversial views on compassion aired in a newspaper by a surgeon.