Issue : March 2017
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In a world where technology is changing at an exceptional rate and the landscape of the health and social care system is constantly developing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council faces a great challenge in preparing nurses and midwives for practice in 2030 and beyond.
An ongoing shortage of mental health nurses at an NHS trust in York has delayed the re-opening of one of its wards, which has been closed since the end of last year.
Insulin pumps are no more effective at improving quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes than daily injection shots, according to UK researchers.
Some of the first student nurses involved in a national scheme that ensures trainees have prior care experience are due to graduate and take up posts as nurses in the North East of England in the coming months.
The regulator NHS Improvement has suspended the introduction of its new rule preventing permanent NHS staff from doing agency shifts at other health service providers.
The trustees of two hospice organisations have agreed to work towards a merger, in order to “strengthen the voice” of the sector.
CNO announces ‘nurse first’ scheme for graduatesSubscription
A new fast track “nurse first” programme designed to attract graduates from other subject areas into nursing has been announced by the chief nursing officer for England.
NHS England aims to boost nurse numbers by 2020Subscription
NHS England has said the health service will need more registered nurses by 2020 and has announced a series of reforms to try to increase numbers.
The number of whole-time equivalent nurses and health visitors working for the NHS fell by more than 1,000 in six months during 2016, according to latest official workforce figures.
A new project has begun that will offer patients an opportunity to access support through a cancer care review nurse following funding from Macmillan.