Issue : 28 September 2016
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Your 5 minute news summary: 1 October 2016Subscription
Unions have called for the government’s 1% public sector pay rise cap to be broken and for NHS staff to receive an above-inflation uplift in their salaries instead. They said this increase was needed to help ease the nurse recruitment and retention crisis.
“Are you on the Pill? You’re more likely to be depressed: Women who use contraception are up to 70% more likely to be on antidepressants,” reports the Mail Online
Welsh government urged to reveal bursary plansSubscription
The Welsh government must “stop dithering” and “make its mind up” over whether to continue providing bursaries to student nurses, members of the Welsh Assembly have warned during a debate.
Week of events to mark vital health visitor roleSubscription
A special week of events, starting today, will celebrate the nation’s health visitors and 120 years of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors Association.
The main legacy of a national productivity programme aimed at nurses has been to improve the ward environment rather than to increase the amount of time nursing staff spent with patients, suggests a study.
Updated: A&E concerns at North West trustSubscription
A teaching trust in Merseyside has had its rating for the safety of urgent and emergency services downgraded to “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, with unsafe nurse staffing levels among the concerns raised.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee calls on government to adequately fund adult social care
Universal child health programme starts in WalesSubscription
Health visitors and school nurses in Wales will have to comply with a major initiative launched today to ensure every child up to the age of seven receives “consistent and universal health services”.
A UK nursing academic has been made a fellow of a prestigious US medical society, thought to be the first time a member of the profession has been given such a role.
Trusts asked to buy equipment from standard listSubscription
The regulator NHS Improvement has announced the first set of standardised products all NHS providers in England will have to use from next year, including wipes, gloves, trays, needles and bedpans.