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Issue : 28 September 2016

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  • Labour Party

    Abbott warns about loss of bursaries and BrexitSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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.

  • Learning and studying

    NMC confirms new midwife education standards by 2020Subscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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.

  • Care home open day logo

    2017 Care Home Open Day Emphasises “Friendship”

    News28 September, 2016

    “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. 

  • generic  cancer treatment

    Cancer survival 'linked to symptom awareness'Subscription

    News28 September, 2016

    Cancer survival rates tend to be lower in regions where people are less aware of cancer symptoms, a new UK study has found.

  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust launches hard-hitting staff flu jab campaignSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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.

  • 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

  • Norfolk

    Norfolk CCG pulls plug on dementia nurse serviceSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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”.

  • school child parent

    Rise in children starting school not toilet trainedSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    Significantly more children are starting school without being toilet trained, according to a joint survey by teachers and a continence education charity.

  • Macmillan carers

    Nurses asked to remember needs of cancer carersSubscription

    News28 September, 2016

    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.

  • 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.

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