Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Theatre nurses and colleagues are celebrating 10 years of a surgical checklist, which has helped save countless lives and improved outcomes for patients in England and around the world.
Transferring the commissioning of key public health services, such as health visiting and school nursing, back to the NHS may not be the solution to ensuring better preventative care, according to a leading health commentator.
Shortages of nurses in key areas like mental health, district and practice nursing risk scuppering the delivery of the 10-year plan for the NHS, say health service leaders who have called for urgent action to address staffing issues.
A “no deal” Brexit would be a “disaster” for the NHS, health service leaders have warned, as MPs prepare for a crunch vote on the prime minister’s deal to leave the European Union.
Clinicians need to do more to help people with type 2 diabetes stick to exercise regimes that can help them control blood glucose and improve heart health, according to a group of European experts.
Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services.
Brighton and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has been taken out of special measures after a “dramatic change” in the organisation’s performance.
Responsibility for commissioning key public health services including health visiting, school nursing and sexual health could revert to the NHS under long-term plans for the health service’s future.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
Members of a major Irish nursing union are set to go on strike on January 30 with possible further walkouts due to take place throughout next month in a protest over low pay.