Issue : 5 May 2009
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Call to ensure retention of nursing staff Subscription
The RCN Council must lobby governments to ensure that the retention of nursing staff matches service needs, nurses have said.
Learning disabilities patients gain new championSubscription
A Special Olympian has been appointed by the government to champion the needs of people with learning disabilities.
A new hospital-based school of nursing – the first for nearly 20 years – could be set up in Birmingham by 2011.
There is mounting evidence that trusts across England are failing to observe mandatory pay increases for nurses in their first year of employment.
Health visitor numbers are still dangerously low in some areas of England, and the frequency of children being seen by a health visitor remains a postcode lottery.
The Department of Health has officially announced the roll-out of 30,000 personal security alarms for community nurses.
An experienced assistant director of nursing is to be deployed to Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on the orders of chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley.
The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery must look outside the profession to be successful in its aims, according to a nurse leadership expert.
Pandemic will mean nurses take on new roles Subscription
NHS nurses must be prepared to work outside their traditional competencies should the swine flu pandemic take hold in the UK, according to latest guidelines.
The big issues in nursingSubscription
Nursing seems to be facing more changes and challenges than ever before. Earlier this year, Nursing Times held its annual summit at which the key issues affecting the profession were debated. Steve Ford reports on a special round-table meeting, held in April, to update this discussion