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Nurses are the least-appreciated group of professionals among public sector workers, a survey of staff from councils, schools and other emergency services has suggested.
Nurses are being asked for their views on how well they are supported to innovate at the front line, and what aspects of their work could benefit from trying out new approaches.
Five midwives from across the UK have received a prestigious Royal College of Midwives fellowship for their contribution to the profession across a variety of fields.
Specially trained nurses will be in place across all custody suites in Northern Ireland before the end of next year, police chiefs have said.
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London South Bank University is staging an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of learning disability nursing, which will be hosted and led by people with learning disabilities.
Patients will continue to face “unacceptable” waits for treatment unless nursing shortages are addressed, health leaders have warned.
A new commitment has been made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to look at introducing a system of regulation for advanced nurse practitioners as part of a major review.
The Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the appointment of an experienced nurse, Dr Louise Soanes, as its director of services.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a new UK wide survey of the district nursing workforce to help the charity to determine what investment and support is needed for the service.
A national newspaper has today admitted its description of nurses as doctors’ assistants was out of step with the realities of the role after coming under fire from the profession.
Nearly 60 health visitors in Lincolnshire are being balloted by their union on taking strike action in a dispute over the transfer of their pay and conditions from the NHS to a local council.
Leading nurses from the world of research, the charity sector and the military are among those recognised with birthday honours from the Queen this year.
Over 1,000 nursing associates have now joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register – a moment that has been described by healthcare leaders as a “significant milestone” for the fledgling profession.
Neurorehabilitation service prover, the Christchurch Group, has appointed Sue Houston, as its new head of nursing.
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Evidence on nurse staffing levels and the impact on patient welfare has increased dramatically in the last two decades.
Case study: A nurse has told how he quit his job on an acute cardiology ward because persistent understaffing left him drained.
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Learning disability nursing must be recognised as an “equal and valuable” branch in the profession, in order to safeguard its future for the next 100 years.
Leaders of a national nursing campaign are lobbying to strengthen nurse leadership and gender equality across the global nursing workforce, following a new report highlighting that only 25% of health system leaders are women.
The creation of an “enhanced apprenticeship” is one of the solutions being considered by Health Education England to address a desperate shortage of learning disability nurses, which risks harming some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
Spending on agency nurses and midwives has shot up by more than 10% in Scotland in the past year, according to the latest workforce figures, which also show an increase in nursing vacancies.
Hospital patients on units with too few registered nurses are at increased risk of getting healthcare-associated infections, researchers in the US have found.
Senior nurses will be able to halve their pension contributions to avoid significant tax charges, under new government proposals aiming to stop them leaving the NHS early.
More than two thirds of new houses being built on NHS land will be out of the reach of the average nurse, according to a new analysis, which warns the lack of affordable homes is exacerbating the staff recruitment crisis.
Health Education England has teamed up with parenting chatroom, Mumsnet, as part of a new campaign launched today to help encourage former nurses back into the profession.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said the NHS needs “a new Windrush Generation” of overseas nurses to fill staffing gaps.
Addressing the nursing shortages is labelled as a “urgent” priority in a new workforce strategy for England’s health service.
The long-awaited interim NHS People Plan – formerly known as the Workforce Implementation Plan – was published today, setting out a range of measures on staffing.
Questions have been raised over why a previously confirmed target of recruiting 5,000 foreign nurses a year into the NHS is not included in its new workforce plan.
Future recruitment campaigning for nursing will reflect the modern-day realities of a profession at the “cutting edge of clinical practice”, according to a new workforce plan.
Returning the £85m ripped out of career progression budgets for nurses in England has been revealed as a key part of the new national strategy for addressing nursing shortages.
Nurses should remain on a list of shortage occupations in order to aid international recruitment and fill vacancies but midwives have not been included following a major review.
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The number of nurses working full-time in general practice settings in England has risen by around 300 over the last 12 months, latest figures have revealed.
A national recruitment campaign in Wales will this year be fronted by a nurse who is a man in a bid to encourage more men into the profession.
The health and wellbeing of nurses and other staff should be a “core priority” in the workplace, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said, as part of new draft guidance on long-term sickness absence that earmark early interventions and mental health support plans as means of prevention.
The social care sector will continue to struggle to recruit and retain nurses unless pay is increased in line with what they can earn in the NHS, according to a new analysis that warns of a £4.4bn funding shortfall.
Resilience is the “mask” that nurses are forced to wear because of workplace pressures and demands, members of the profession have warned during a discussion at the Royal College of Nursing congress this week.
The enduring sexualisation of nurses must end to keep them safe from harassment in the workplace, union members have warned.
Trusts across England will be offering an additional 5,000 plus placements this autumn, fulfilling a pledge made in the NHS long-term plan earlier this year, Nursing Times understands.
Thousands of nurses have signed a letter to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to back their campaign for safe staffing legislation in England.
A theatre nurse has launched a petition urging the government to introduce laws around ventilation in the operating environment, claiming that healthcare workers are being exposed to a “toxic plume”.
Nurses are divided over whether England should follow the lead of the other UK countries and introduce a national uniform.
Nurses were moved to tears today as they stood up to share their experiences of “deplorable” bullying at the hands of their colleagues.
A websiste designed to boost retention of nurses in the NHS by helping them plan their careers and identify new areas of practice to move into has been launched.
The role of the registered nurse in adult social care is marred by damaging myths that must be debunked in order to address workforce shortages, leaders in the sector have urged.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted against a proposal to review the joint nature of the chief executive and general secretary roles.
New data is needed to demonstrate the true value of a district nursing service looking at “positive outcomes” that often go unnoticed such as how many patients receive end of life care in their own homes, leaders have urged.
London terror victim, Kirsty Boden, has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Medal for her courage and devotion on the night of 3 June 2017 – an award that her family and friends have described as “a high honour for such a devoted nurse”.