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The number of nurses and midwives registered to practise in the UK continues to be lower than the same point a year ago, largely due to a further “considerable” decline in European staff, reveal new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A new school of nursing based in Doncaster has been opened this week by BPP University, following the launch of undergraduate nurse training for the first time by the private higher education provider last year.
Student nurses and midwives in Wales will continue to receive a bursary in 2019, the country’s health secretary has confirmed.
Over a quarter of community nurses still use paper-based systems, despite the vast majority who utilise technology saying they find digital ways of working more reliable, according to a new report.
Specialist perinatal mental health services are still non-existent in a quarter of UK regions, according to new analysis by a campaign group.
When Aneira Thomas, the first baby born in the NHS – who went on to have a 28-year career as a nurse, recently saw a statue in Cardiff of the man who designed the health service, she cried.
The extent to which mental health staff are “stressed, stretched and leaving” services must be investigated in new research looking at turnover rates, healthcare workers have said at Unison’s annual health conference.
Healthcare workers belonging to a major union are to lobby employers and the government for access to “vital” continuing professional development training, following funding cuts of around 60% in the past two years in England.
Research into safe staffing levels in community services is needed to uncover the scale of staff shortages, which are threatening patient care and causing workers to go off sick, Unison members have urged.
The children’s commissioner for England has stressed all NHS trusts and local councils must make it a “priority” to introduce a new data-sharing system aimed at helping to prevent child abuse.