Issue : 3 December 2014
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There are still major shortages of both nurses and doctors in stroke care, warns a report published today by the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme.
A new framework is aiming to assure NHS staff about standards in care homes, and bring the two sectors closer together.
NHS England’s senior geneticist has suggested nurses are key to ensuring patients remain central to care, as genomic technologies become increasingly important in healthcare.
Nursing in the UK is “guilty” of not evidencing the value of the work it does, delegates at the chief nursing officer for England’s summit heard last week.
Nurses are being urged to sign a petition that calls on National Assembly for Wales members to support a proposed bill that would see safe staffing levels become a legal requirement across the country.
An online toolkit aimed at tackling bullying among midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals has been launched, including a recommendation for organisations to set up a multidisciplinary team to oversee improvements to their working culture.
The health secretary has acknowledged that a “big push” is needed to increase the number of nurses working in community settings in order to move more care out of hospitals.
Six awards were given to nurses last week to celebrate their work in meeting the priority areas in the national nursing strategy for England.
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For the first time in its 66 year history, a high profile award for transfusion medicine has been awarded to two nurses.