Issue : June 2018
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Relaxing immigration rules is a start, but more work is needed to address workforce shortagesSubscription
Government plans to relax immigration rules for non-EU skilled workers, allowing more nurses and doctors into the UK, have come as welcome news this week.
The government’s proposed new patient safety body will only succeed if healthcare is redefined as a “safety critical industry”, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Six nurses have been honoured at a national awards event for NHS staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
This National Men’s Health Week (11-17 June) make sure you stock up on enough information to support men who may have questions about cancer.
In her seminal work Nurses of Passchendaele, Christine Hallett describes how on 4 June 1917, 12 nurses who were sleeping in their barracks next to the field hospital awoke to the sound of shrapnel balls and fragments of shell flying in all directions – some travelling with great velocity and punching holes in the walls of wards, shredding pillows and smashing bed screens.
A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.
’This is definitely a book that I would recommend to all student nurses as a starter when studying anatomy and physiology as it provides a fun way to learn’
Therapy should be offered to patients within a month of a traumatic event to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to draft guidance, with a new focus on early treatment.
Patients who are frail during middle age, especially caused by a long-term condition, are at higher risk of mortality than other people, according to UK researchers.
There have been encouraging improvements in nursing care in hospitals but people with mental health conditions continue to report worse experiences, according to the latest national inpatient survey.