Issue : 3 August 2016
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Around a third of government-funded course places for nurses wanting to return to practice have failed to deliver additional nursing staff for the health and care service in the first 18 months since a national campaign launched, a Nursing Times investigation has indicated.
Plans to move towards more generic nursing degrees “would be the death knell for the children’s nursing qualification”, children’s nursing teachers have told Nursing Times.
The shortage of nurses across England will continue beyond the turn of the next decade if provider trusts fail to reduce demand for services, it has emerged.
Maternity units should reconsider using a particular type of thread for a procedure to prevent premature birth, say researchers after their study found it was associated with worse outcomes.
More than a hundred new nurses have been recruited by NHS Grampian, though the area still requires hundreds more.
A new saw has been purchased for the plaster room at Grimsby hospital to help children feel at ease when getting their casts removed, following a request from a nurse.
Universities have recruited “significantly less” numbers of students to adult nurse training places than was planned in recent months, which is expected to leave almost 300 course places empty by the end of the year, the national workforce planning body has said.
Senior nurses are being sought to help kick-start a groundbreaking new project in the West Midlands which will be the largest of its kind in England.
Prescription drug abuse in Europe is a bigger problem than previously thought, warn the authors of a new study.
HIV prophylaxis – when morals and money collideSubscription
The legal battle between NHS England and the National AIDS Trust over who should fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has raised a host of issues that extend far beyond the central topic ruled on last week in the Royal Courts of Justice.