Career and workforce news
An emergency care nurse was among the health professionals and campaigners to feature in a short film played today at a major international health conference.
Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
An NHS trust in North East England is harnessing the heart-melting power of childhood innocence in a new hard-hitting campaign to protect its staff against abuse in the workplace.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named one of the best places in the world for nurses and midwives to work.
“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.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
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.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
Cancer services are destined for a “worryingly bleak future”, unless urgent action is taken to boost the specialist workforce, a charity chief has warned.