Issue : 3 December 2014
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A panel of senior nursing figures welcomed the five year plan for the NHS in England, particularly praising its focus on collaboration between disciplines and sectors, during a debate at this year’s chief nursing officer for England’s summit.
Treating all staff equally will not only improve the culture of the NHS but will also improve quality of care, delegates at the CNO Summit heard.
After 32 years as a paediatric nurse committed to improving healthcare for our young people, it was concerning last year to read in the Why Children Die report, by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and National Children’s Bureau, that the UK has one of the worst child mortality rates in western Europe.
The chancellor is due to announce an extra £2bn is to be made available to spend on health services across the UK, as part of his autumn statement.
Health visitors and midwives should advise parents or carers with a child under the age of one about the risk of co-sleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to new guidelines.
The health secretary has called on nurse leaders to thank their staff for their work under the current pressures faced by the NHS, but also warned of a tough winter ahead.
More patients than ever say the care they receive from nurses is compassionate but there is more work to do to make the 6Cs truly universal values, England’s chief nursing officer has said.
“The global surge in ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, according to experts,” the Mail Online reports.
Another 13 trial schemes are to be launched next April in which mental health professionals will be placed in police stations and courts, according to NHS England.
The number of nurses and midwives working in the NHS in Scotland has risen to a record high but nearly 4% of posts are also now vacant.