Issue : 7 October 2015
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A UK nurse who contracted ebola earlier this year after working in West Africa has been re-admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in London due to an “unusual late complication” of the illness.
“‘Good bacteria’ key to stopping asthma,” says BBC News.
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European Union nurses who want to work in the UK will in the future be required to pass an International English Language Testing System exam if they cannot prove they are proficient in using English, despite concerns about the test’s robustness.
Nursing and midwifery organisations have warned that registrants must be adequately “prepared” for revalidation and then “supported” through the process, now its introduction has been approved.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.
PhD student and staff nurse Liz questions the ethics behind collecting patient feedback if services don’t change or improve as a result
“Calcium supplements don’t work, say experts,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
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The Royal College of Nursing has today launched a new campaign to help nurses make the case to the employers for improvements to their workplaces.
Bullying, safe staffing and retention of nursing staff were among the global workforce issues highlighted at a meeting of international nurse leaders in Finland earlier this week.