Issue : November 2017
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The four UK chief nursing officers (CNOs) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Nursing and Midwifery Council have produced a framework, Enabling Professionalism, to support nurses and midwives across the UK to reflect on their practice and demonstrate how they are the hallmark of excellence in nursing and midwifery.
There are over 1.4 million people in the UK caring for a loved one with cancer. However, less than half of them are accessing support.
Nurses are “unsung heroes” who need to be shown that they are valued, according to an award-winning matron credited with building a cohesive critical care team out of nursing staff from 38 countries.
Emma (pictured below), a Macmillan Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Project Manager working at Bristol CCG, will be blogging regularly on her experiences of implementing their Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Strategy.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Angus and Corisande’s son, Tom, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour in the summer of 2009, aged five. By Christmas he was in a radiotherapy routine.
The NHS is looking to recruit up to 5,500 overseas nurses from India and the Philippines in an “earn, learn and return” scheme to plug staff shortages, according to the national workforce planning body.
The inventors of a new type of catheter have been presented with a “clinical impact” award by a leading body of engineers.
Many adults with type 1 diabetes – including prime minister Theresa May – have been misdiagnosed due to misconceptions the condition is a childhood disease, claim researchers behind a new study.