Issue : 28 September 2016
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Abbott warns about loss of bursaries and BrexitSubscription
Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott has repeated a pledge to restore bursaries for student nurses and highlighted the threat to health visitor numbers from council cuts.
New education standards for midwifery are to be brought in by September 2020, with some universities having the option to run revised courses under the new requirements a year earlier, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has confirmed.
“Friendship” is the theme of next year’s Care Home Open Day on 16 June 2017, which is hoping to emphasise the relationship between local communities and their care homes.
Cancer survival 'linked to symptom awareness'Subscription
Cancer survival rates tend to be lower in regions where people are less aware of cancer symptoms, a new UK study has found.
A hospital trust has launched a hard-hitting campaign to encourage nurses and others to get the flu jab featuring posters of frail and ill patients exhorting staff to get vaccinated.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee calls on government to adequately fund adult social care
Norfolk CCG pulls plug on dementia nurse serviceSubscription
A specialist nursing service for dementia patients is to be discontinued in part of Norfolk because of pressure on local commissioners to make “efficiency savings”.
Significantly more children are starting school without being toilet trained, according to a joint survey by teachers and a continence education charity.
Nurses asked to remember needs of cancer carersSubscription
Nurses must be sensitive to the needs of carers and ensure they know how to get support, says a charity in the wake of research revealing the strain on those looking after loved ones with cancer.
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.