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Your 5 minute news summary: 27 August 2016

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Student bursaries would be re-introduced if Labour won at the next general election according to candidates vying for the party leadership, who both pledged to reverse the government’s controversial plans that will see the introduction of loans from autumn 2017.


Overseas nurses recruited by the NHS from European Union countries should be granted British citizenship according to a think tank that has warned of a potential “big brain drain” in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

A shortage of accident and emergency nursing and medical staff with specialist paediatric skills has led to the closure of emergency services for children at County Hospital in Staffordshire following safety concerns.

A new one-year qualification designed to help students from less academic backgrounds prepare for nursing degree education and help address skill shortages in the local area is being launched by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield College.

Meanwhile, researchers in the US have found that having enough registered nurses on a hospital ward may reduce the use of patient restraining devices, such as belts, bedrails and other items.

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