NHS England has been accused by MPs of a “poverty of ambition” over solving the problem of delays in discharging older patients from hospital.
Petition launched on district nursing shortageSubscription
An online petition has been launched calling on the government to recruit more district nurses.
Funding of up to £250,000 for is being made available for projects that will improve nurse retention and leadership as part of two new grant programmes.
Measures announced this week by regulator NHS Improvement to bring the health service’s spending under control must not lead to cuts to the nursing workforce, unions have warned.
New midwifery staffing models to be tested locally Subscription
Local regions in England are being encouraged to apply to test new approaches to maternity services including a workforce model that would see small groups of midwives share caseloads to ensure continuity of care.
Multivitamins promoted for use during pregnancy are not needed by most expectant mothers and are an “unnecessary expense,” a new study has found.
New motion tabled by MPs over bursary removalSubscription
Nurses are being urged to get their MPs to back a new early day motion tabled in parliament over the scrapping of bursaries for healthcare students.
Children with life-shortening conditions face a “postcode lottery” of support across England, a survey by a leading UK children’s charity has found.