Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Targeted stop smoking support delivered by specially trained mental health nurses has helped more people with severe mental illness to quit, according to a major new study.
Joint clinical training for nursing, medical and dental students can help boost their ability to work well with other professionals, according to a US study.
The NHS and partners “must do better” when it comes to tackling violence against staff, according to health minister Stephen Hammond who said every incident must be properly investigated.
The chief nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust will also be taking on the role of deputy chief executive, it has been announced.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has made progress but is still failing to meet key standards in its handling of fitness to practise cases, according to its latest annual performance report.
NHS staff have been praised after new research found productivity in the health service has improved at more than double the rate of the wider economy.
Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise.
A national handwashing campaign has helped reduce a key cause of infection in Australia’s hospitals and could help other countries do the same, according to researchers.
The nursing regulator has highlighted the importance of protected time for new training for nurses on working with people with learning disabilities and autism.
A leadership programme for practice nurses in the North West has successfully boosted skills and confidence, and led to nurses getting more involved in shaping local services, according to organisers.