Issue : March 2018
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended its proposal to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private, following claims the change will decrease transparency and remove a deterrent against poor conduct.
Women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to UK researchers.
A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing have been approved, following a “historic decision” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Dr Cheryl Etches, chief nurse and deputy chief executive at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has retired after 38 years of service.
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A new record high in the number of NHS nurses and other staff in Wales must become an “increasing trend over the coming years”, according to union leaders.
Student nurse Abbie Jobbling trained and prepared as well as anyone possibly could, but even then found her first resuscitation experience was much tougher than she expected.
Specialist nurses who treat patients with multiple sclerosis have warned that they are increasingly being put under pressure to help people with the condition to claim disability benefits.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed not to raise annual registration fees for nurses and midwives in 2018 but has said it will need to review the payment in more detail ahead of next year.