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England’s new chief nursing officer, Dr Ruth May, will be among a panel of experts developing the NHS workforce implementation plan, it has been confirmed.
A former mental health nurse has been made the new boss of a struggling acute trust in Cornwall.
Shortages of nurses in key areas like mental health, district and practice nursing risk scuppering the delivery of the 10-year plan for the NHS, say health service leader who have called for urgent action to address staffing issues.
Nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds remain “grossly unrepresented” at the top level of the NHS, latest national data has revealed.
A “no deal” Brexit would be a “disaster” for the NHS, health service leaders have warned, as MPs prepare for a crunch vote on the prime minister’s deal to leave the European Union.
Continuing professional development should be each nurse’s responsibility but be “made possible and supported” by their employer, according to new guidance designed to drive forward training.
Nursing shortages mean dying patients at a London trust do not always get the best care, Care Quality Commission inspectors have warned.
Getting the right workforce in place is the “biggest barrier” to the government’s ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services, warns a committee of MPs.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
The real-life stories of nurses working on the frontline of Liverpool’s busy hospitals will be showcased to the nation in the latest season of an award-winning documentary.
A struggling NHS trust that has been rated ‘inadequate’ for more than two years has appointed a new nursing chief to help turn around its fortunes.
Strong national leadership must be put in place for newly created roles in the NHS, such as nursing associates, employers have warned.
Members of a major Irish nursing union are set to go on strike on January 30 with possible further walkouts due to take place throughout next month in a protest over low pay.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has promised to improve working conditions for NHS staff, with better training and more help with career progression.
NHS leaders have pledged that “respect, equality and diversity” will be at the heart of a major new workforce plan for the health service in England, which is set to be published later this year.
NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in continuing professional development over the next five years, as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff.
A “comprehensive” NHS workforce implementation plan will be published later this year, NHS England has confirmed today in its new long-term plan for the health service.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during December 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The work of 100 “outstanding” nurses has been celebrated in an end of year list, which is intended to recognise their contribution to nursing in 2018.
A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
More neonatal nurses will be brought into the NHS under a new maternity shake-up announced by the government.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, is among those who has thanked nurses and other health service staff for the care they provide over the busy festive period.
Maternity services in Northern Ireland are under pressure, as births to older mothers continue to rise, a union report has warned.
There has been a “huge” 40% drop in European Union nurses coming to work in London’s NHS since the year of the referendum result, according to analysis by the Royal College of Nursing.
The chief executive of a national regulatory body has warned that he thinks it will be more than five years before the number of nurses the NHS needs becomes available to the service.
A pilot scheme has helped decrease gender stereotypes in nursing and midwifery among school children, a government arms’-length body has claimed.
There is an ongoing recruitment and retention “crisis” among the nursing workforce in the independent social care sector in Scotland, a report has warned.
Members of a major Irish nursing union have voted in favour of taking national strike action over low pay, which leaders say is driving staff shortages
The push to improve staff diversity at the highest level of the health service is being “turbo charged” under a freshly approved strategy.
Nurses in the US are struggling with burnout and many are considering quitting the profession, according to a survey that reveals startlingly similarities to the situation in the UK.
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS provider to offer to pay the “settled status” application fees for any EU nursing staff who want to stay in the UK after Brexit.
New council members have today been elected for the Royal College of Nursing after previous representatives were forced to step down by a vote of no confidence.
A group of 12 nurses and a nursing assistant who have spent most of their careers working for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are among those honoured for their long service.
Staffing shortages at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust mean nurses are sometimes too hard-pressed to provide compassionate care, according to the organisation’s latest inspection report.
NHS nurses in England will be able to access free taxi rides to and from work over the festive period.
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“Relentless” staff shortages have left the home care sector struggling, researchers have warned.
A new study on gender and pay in nursing hopes to shed light on the value and status of one of the most female-dominated professions in the UK.
Efforts to raise the profile of nurses in England are being ramped up with a new rebranded campaign.
Health Education England is holding out an olive branch to NHS employers concerned about previous cuts to their budgets to upskill their nurses and midwives.
More money must be injected into developing the next generation of respiratory nurses to replace those preparing for retirement, according to experts who warned of a looming workforce “crisis”.
A new clinical nurse specialist role has been created at one of the largest acute trusts in England to offer “vital support” for brain tumour patients as part of an innovative charity initiative.
Aggressive nursing recruitment in poorer nations struggling with their own nurse shortages is “unethical”, according to an international nursing leader who says countries like the UK must try harder to grow their own workforce.
Shortages of nursing staff continue to be a problem across Scotland, show the latest workforce figures published ahead of a key debate on new safe staffing law.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The “crucial role” of health visitors in Scotland has been recognised with an 18% increase to their starting salary.
Nurses value the contribution of hospital volunteers, saying they free up time for clinical care and improve patients’ experiences, according to a new report from the King’s Fund.
Controversial plans to double the fee overseas nurses must pay to use the NHS have crossed the final hurdle in parliament despite strong opposition.
There has been a slight drop in the number of nurse vacancies in the NHS, latest figures show, but health chiefs warned filling gaps remained a big challenge.
A trust chief executive in Scotland who started her career in nursing and worked her way to the top is retiring after more than 40 years in the NHS.
A pilot scheme to allow EU nurses and other health and social care staff working across the UK apply for “settled status” has been delayed, Nursing Times has learned.