Issue : 29 July 2015
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The NHS is going to be dependent on overseas nurses for “many years to come” if it is to ride out the current workforce crisis, the outgoing leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Nurses in Southampton are running a pioneering scheme that enables children with complex infections to be treated increasingly at home.
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, UK researchers have found.
A woman from Kent has praised nurses at a minor injuries unit for their quick reactions after she was stung by a hornet and went into anaphylactic shock.
Nurses will be helping deliver a new vaccination programme aimed at teenagers from today in England, Wales and Scotland.
Each year, we recruit four student nurses to be the faces of Student NT and to represent their branch of nursing. Applications are now open for student editors for 2015/16
“Are sugary drinks causing 8,000 cases of diabetes every year?,” the Daily Mirror asks, as a new study estimates they could cause thousands of type 2 diabetes cases in the UK, and millions in the US.
“Irregular sleeping patterns have been ‘unequivocally’ shown to lead to [breast] cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests,” BBC News reports. Scientists are concerned a similar effect may occur in women working night shifts.
The Department of Health has said it will be “open” to local authorities to make financial savings from health visitor budgets when a total of £200m public health cuts are delivered to councils early next year, as long as they meet their statutory duties.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills has been appointed as a senior professional advisor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.