Issue : March 2018
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A second cohort of support workers has started a foundation degree course run by independent provider Virgin Care.
The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission increased in one in five local authority areas in 2017.
Ethel Armstrong, 87, who was a nurse cadet on the first day of the NHS in 1948, has today received an MBE from the Prince of Wales.
Patients with both depression and pre-diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition, according to UK researchers.
More than a quarter of acute sector sites in England and Wales still have no dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses, according to a national snapshot of care quality in hospitals.
The Prince of Wales has thanked frontline nurses for their work on behalf of the nation at a special reception attended by over 300 members of the profession.
Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to UK researchers, who have found that a weak grip can be linked with changes in the heart’s structure and function.
Increasing stress from high workloads, alongside rising numbers of bullying incidents and errors that could have hurt staff or patients, have been uncovered in a survey of UK midwives and maternity support workers.
Nurses from across the country have been invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace later today to celebrate the nursing profession.
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new campaign designed to encourage nursing staff to “rest, rehydrate, refuel” during shifts.