Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Standard tests used to identify dehydration do not work for older people in care homes, according to a new study which says health professionals should stop relying on them.
Hospitals across the globe have been challenged to provide leadership and development training for 20,000 nurses and midwives next year, as part of efforts to ensure the professions play a major role in shaping healthcare.
Many nurses and midwives say they often think about leaving their job, with a significant proportion considering quitting healthcare altogether, shows the latest staff survey results.
All families with young children should get an extra health visitor check at age three, according to an influential group of MPs who have called for a major refresh of public health services for under fives.
The Royal College of Nursing is devising a short film to promote learning disability nursing as an exciting career option to young people as part of efforts to address a chronic shortage.
A major acute trust in London has pledged to boost support for nurses and other members of staff whose babies are born prematurely or sick.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
Plans are in the pipeline for new foundation training for community nurses, as part of efforts to raise awareness of the role and boost recruitment and retention, Nursing Times has learnt.
A dementia nurse has donated his office furniture to help create an informal area on a hospital ward where older patients can socialise.
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support.