Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
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London South Bank University is staging an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of learning disability nursing, which will be hosted and led by people with learning disabilities.
Evidence on nurse staffing levels and the impact on patient welfare has increased dramatically in the last two decades.
Intensive care patients may be undergoing unnecessary tests because they are suffering withdrawal symptoms from being unable to smoke or get their regular coffee fix, according to a new review of research evidence.
The creation of an “enhanced apprenticeship” is one of the solutions being considered by Health Education England to address a desperate shortage of learning disability nurses, which risks harming some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
Spending on agency nurses and midwives has shot up by more than 10% in Scotland in the past year, according to the latest workforce figures, which also show an increase in nursing vacancies.
Nurses who train to be specialists in keyhole surgery are often not deployed to the best of their ability, causing many to leave the health service, according to a leading nurse in the field.
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses.
More than two thirds of new houses being built on NHS land will be out of the reach of the average nurse, according to a new analysis, which warns the lack of affordable homes is exacerbating the staff recruitment crisis.
Nurses should remain on a list of shortage occupations in order to aid international recruitment and fill vacancies but midwives have not been included following a major review.
A proposed reduction in university tuition fees would not benefit many nursing students or boost numbers coming into the profession, educators have said in response to a major review.