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Issue : 28 September 2016

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  • Your 5 minute news summary: 1 October 2016Subscription

    News30 September, 2016

    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.

  • Women taking the contraceptive pill 'more likely to be depressed'

    Women taking the contraceptive pill 'more likely to be depressed'

    NHS Choices7 October, 2016

    “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 assembly

    Welsh government urged to reveal bursary plansSubscription

    News30 September, 2016

    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.

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    Week of events to mark vital health visitor roleSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    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.

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    Ward scheme 'increased quality but not productivity'Subscription

    News5 October, 2016

    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.

  • Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: A&E concerns at North West trustSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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.

  • Carer with elderly man

    Unsafe discharge levels remain 'unacceptably high'Subscription

    News28 September, 2016

    Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee calls on government to adequately fund adult social care

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    Universal child health programme starts in WalesSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    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”.

  • Kingston University and St George’s University, London

    UK nursing professor honoured by US medical societySubscription

    News30 September, 2016

    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.

  • Tsting swabs

    Trusts asked to buy equipment from standard listSubscription

    News27 September, 2016

    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.

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