A recommended ratio of one supervisor to every 15 midwives is to be scrapped at some of the pilot sites testing out changes to the way the profession is supported in practice, Nursing Times can reveal.
Breastfeeding babies during jabs 'reduces pain' Subscription
Babies aged between one month and a year cry less while having injections if they are breastfed at the same time, a study has concluded.
Nurse apprenticeships to begin in September 2017Subscription
Students will be able to start degree-level nurse apprenticeships from September 2017, the government has confirmed as it announced £4.5 million of funding will be given to universities to develop new courses launching next year.
Clinicians have been warned about the risk of death and severe harm arising from the incorrect use of injectable phenytoin.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust in Nottinghamshire has been lifted out of special measures, although concerns about the number of nursing vacancies in some of its departments still remain.
The “incredible imbalance” between the training budgets set aside for nurses and doctors in England has been challenged by workforce and policy experts as they gave evidence to peers during a session on NHS staff morale.
Newly-graduated nurses draw heavily on the guidance of senior colleagues to make decisions about their clinical practice, even when more relevant or evidence-based sources are available, a study has found.
The vast majority of health and social care staff want a better understanding of mental capacity legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable patients, according to a new survey.
Nurses at a West Midlands women’s hospital that was rated “requires improvement” by inspectors have said they need more guidance and training to address the emotional needs of patients undergoing complex abortions.
Revealed: The trusts most reliant on EU staffSubscription
Specialist trusts and those in London have the largest proportions of staff from the European Union, analysis by Nursing Times’ sister title HSJ has shown.