Issue : 3 December 2014
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Midwife-led units are a safer option than hospitals for pregnant women with low risk pregnancies to give birth in, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has stated.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the assembled audience of nurse leaders at last week’s chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Manchester that nursing, and in particular community nursing, was vital to the success of the Five-Year Forward View for the NHS.
The death of a baby is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic events parents could ever face.
Accident and emergency staff offered a good overall experience for the majority of people attending their services in 2014, but failed to provide reassurance to distressed patients in around a quarter of cases, a report by the hospital regulator has found.
A moving speech from a paralysed patient has underscored the power of nursing to change lives through the smallest actions.
The director of nursing at the Department of Health and Public Health England has argued that “a radical upgrade” is needed in prevention and public health.
Nurses and other frontline staff across England will soon be able to use a “landmark” nationwide data sharing system that will alert them to children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.
“Being overweight raises risk of men developing aggressive prostate cancer,” The Guardian reports.
Nurses are among the winners of the inaugural Frances Jaye Care and Compassion Awards, set up to recognise and celebrate compassion and good care.
A major shake-up of nurse education could see students spend more years learning general nursing skills than at present but be able to choose from a larger pool of areas to specialise in afterwards.