There must be a “fundamental change” in the level of respect given to the Royal College of Nursing, its new chief executive has urged, claiming the current crisis facing the profession could have been avoided if its previous warnings had been heeded.
The global spotlight currently shining on the nursing profession offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to address some of the key issues threatening its future, according to the new chief executive of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
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The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has vowed to inject more “humanity” into the regulator and ensure nurses facing disciplinary action are treated with “dignity and respect”.
Why are there fewer men in the nursing workforce? Should more be done to strive for a gender-balanced profession? What can be done to encourage men into nursing?
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes.
The meltdown of the Royal College of Nursing last year was “traumatising” but has opened the door for a “rebirth” of the organisation, its new president has told Nursing Times.
Senior nurses are not considering a career in academia because they will get better pay working for the NHS, according to a leading nursing professor.
Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services.
Workforce remains one of the biggest challenges for the nursing profession to overcome, England’s outgoing chief nursing officer Professor Jane Cummings has told Nursing Times.
A student nurse has told how she is putting her new skills into practice in a voluntary role helping to keep young people at risk of violent crime safe.
A student nurse has told how support she received through an innovative leadership programme enabled her to achieve her dream of launching an online information platform for amputees.
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times.
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“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing.
All NHS trusts should have a director of midwifery to avoid maternity services getting “lost” within nursing, according to the chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.
The winner of the first ever Nursing Times bake off was announced this week at our annual awards ceremony in London.
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.
Prison nurses are viewed as either “brave or stupid” by staff in other sectors, according to a senior nurse who has called for more work to bust myths and promote the many positive aspects of this challenging yet rewarding role.
Most nurse line managers are struggling to find the time to provide meaningful support and advice to staff and are under increasing pressure as they try to juggle conflicting demands of their role, a survey by Nursing Times has revealed.
“This wasn’t a Magdalene Laundry, this was an NHS hospital with nurses in uniform,” reflects a former nurse and MP who is fighting for answers five decades after her baby was forcibly adopted.
More than half of nursing staff have considered leaving the profession due to money problems, according to a “shocking” new survey that has sparked calls for employers to introduce greater support for struggling workers.
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Furious nurses in England claim they were “misled” over the new NHS pay deal having discovered they will get hundreds of pounds less in their wage packets than they were expecting.
Ministers have this week set out how they intend to respond to a range of challenges facing the nursing workforce which were identified earlier this year by MPs.
Nurses delivering primary care obtain the same or better health outcomes as doctors and achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, suggests a new review of research evidence.
New health secretary Matt Hancock has pledged to “fight” for health and care staff, and to launch a consultation exercise across a range of issues facing the health service workforce.
Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
Nursing degree applications have continued to plummet in England, falling by almost 5,000 compared to last year, show the latest official figures.
Patients with lung cancer live longer, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and cope better with treatment when cared for by specialist nurses, according to a new study.
The NHS is today launching a multi-million pound TV advertising campaign with the aim of recruiting thousands of nurses during its landmark 70th year.
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All children and young people in hospital should have 24 hour access to a registered children’s nurse, new guidance from the English NHS regulator says.
NHS nursing and midwifery staff in Scotland have been offered a minimum of a 9% pay rise over the next three years, under latest proposals.
Concerns raised by nurses more than 25 years ago about excessive use of powerful painkilling drugs at Gosport War Memorial Hospital were ignored resulting in lives being needlessly cut short, according to a public inquiry into more than 800 deaths at the hospital.
More opportunities for flexible working and career development will be among key measures to feature in a new 10‐year plan for the NHS that will “reset the deal between the NHS and its staff”, according to prime minister Theresa May.
More nurses and doctors from outside the European Union will be able to work in the NHS, after a government decision to exclude them from the cap on skilled workers.
A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.
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The UK’s most widely-used safe staffing tool will need to evolve to take into account different types of nursing role, according to one of its architects, who says the profession must embrace the opportunities provided by new job titles and routes into nursing.
The outgoing chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it is “absolutely essential” for the regulator to take more account of registrant views during cases.
A leading midwife has said the Nursing and midwifery Council owes midwives and nurses, as well as families, an apology over the way it handled fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal.
The new apprenticeship system for nurses risks repeating the mistakes of the past, potentially putting both patients and apprentices at risk, the Royal College of Nursing has warned MPs.
National efforts to stop nurses from leaving their jobs, and in some cases the profession altogether, have seen some employers reduce turnover, but it is still “very early days”, according to a senior nurse at England’s NHS regulator.
England’s most senior nurse has signalled that she is to step down from her role in the near future, while also unveiling ambitions to reform the country’s nursing leadership structure.