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A poem and “best dressed” ward competition, live music and free beauty sessions were among the activities Birmingham Children’s Hospital put on to thank its dedicated staff as part of the International Nurses’ Day celebrations.
NHS mental healthcare staff can “lack the capacity, skills and training” they need to do their job effectively, according to a report drawing together learning from complaints.
Ministers will need “strong evidence” before pressing ahead with proposals for local pay deals in the public sector, Downing Street said today.
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Infection rates at English hospitals will be published online on a weekly basis, it has been announced.
A range of measures to encourage people from a diverse range of backgrounds into nursing and midwifery have been recommended, following the publication of a major workforce and education review that was commissioned by the chief nursing officer for Scotland.
The ongoing decline in district nurse numbers is contributing to the winter pressures currently facing hospitals, as it is reducing the ability to treat people at home, a community nurse leader has warned.
The Royal College of Nursing has warned of a “dangerous blind spot” that has been created surrounding the scale of assaults on health service staff.
A national care workers’ charter is needed that sets out what social care staff can expect from employers for wages, employment terms and conditions, training and career development, say MPs.
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.
Employers have said they want more information from the Welsh government about how senior nurses in charge of calculating staffing levels will be held accountable under new laws in Wales, as well as further details on the sanctions that could be applied to health boards.