Unexpected demand fuels glove supply problems for NHS
Contingency plans have been triggered to ensure NHS trusts are stocked up with enough examination gloves for their staff, following  problems with a key supplier based in Europe. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

District nurse apprenticeship standard given green light
Plans to create an apprenticeship route into district nursing in England have moved a significant step forward. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bid to boost Welsh mental health nurses' career development
Nurse leaders in Wales have called for all mental health nurses to be supported to develop leadership skills and receive effective and continuous professional development, in a set of pledges released for the sector. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Small benefit of inducing labour over ‘wait and see’ approach
There is a small benefit of inducing labour over a “wait and see” approach for late term pregnancies, according to researchers in Holland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Risks of shoulder replacement surgery ‘higher than thought’
Need for further surgery particularly high in younger men and serious complications surprisingly common in older people, say researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff at children ’s hospital to get NHS rainbow badges
Evelina London Children ’s Hospital and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for its staff to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Evidence that smartphones help patients complete TB treatment
Patients with tuberculosis are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported by smartphones rather than attending face-to-face appointments, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Young people in UK being ‘let down on long-term conditions’
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Help for nurses dealing with harmful behaviour in children
Fresh guidance has been launched to help nurses recognise and appropriately respond to harmful sexual behaviour in children. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Review calls on nursing staff for ideas on cancer screening services
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

International nurse recruitment a 'long-term investment'
Recruiting nurses from overseas is a “long-term investment” for an organisation because they are less likely to jump ship once they join, according to a top nurse at a renowned trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Spotlight on mental health nursing for inaugural awareness day
The invaluable work of mental health nurses is taking centre stage today in the first ever national celebration of the speciality. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing chief at maternity probe trust announces departure
The director of nursing and midwifery at a hospital trust under investigation for mother and baby deaths has announced her departure. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study reveals gender pay 'disparity' among nursing workforce
Men in the nursing workforce have an advantage in terms of pay, because they are over-represented at senior bands compared to their overall proportion to the UK nursing population, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN film to promote learning disability nursing to young people
The Royal College of Nursing is devising a short film to promote learning disability nursing as an exciting career option to young people as part of efforts to address a chronic shortage. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse warns of ‘gaping void’ for younger patients with dementia
A leading nurse from Southampton has warned that people in the UK who develop dementia under the age of 65 are “falling into a void”, with little or no access to long-term specialist support. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Private hospital brings in 'unrivalled' matron to drive expansion
A globe-trotting nurse who says she was born to enter the profession has been appointed as the new matron of a private hospital in North Wales to help support further expansion of the facilities.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hancock pledges to overhaul mental health support for NHS staff
Matt Hancock has pledged to overhaul mental health support for nurses and other care staff, after a report laid bare the “emotional labour” of working in the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London trust boosts support for staff with premature babies
A major acute trust in London has pledged to  boost support for nurses and other members of staff whose babies are born prematurely or sick. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New tech unit NHSX will develop digital training for nurses
A new joint unit linking leaders from government, the NHS and industry has been set up to drive the digital transformation of the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

USAF nurses practice skills while giving boost to local NHS workforce
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Impending practice nurse retirements present ‘significant issue’ in Essex
General practices in North East Essex are set to lose a third of their nurses through retirement in the next five years, documents reveal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bid to rid mental health nursing of stigma from Nurse Ratched
A mental health nurse has told how outdated and dark portrayals of the speciality, such as in film One Flew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest, still hang over the profession and must be debunked. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Wolverhampton nurse to do dizzying wing walk for charity
A children ’s community nurse and her friend, both from Wolverhampton, have signed up to undertake a wing-walk for charity and are urging others to join them in their cash-raising adventure. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN backs newspaper campaign to protect children online
The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mandatory learning disability training on cards for all nurses
The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disabilities and autism training for all nurses in England.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Yorkshire nurses to pedal to Paris for new children ’s scanner
Two specialist nurses from a hospital in Bradford are set to take on a “bike ride of a lifetime” to help raise money to buy a new scanner for young patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Practice nurses called on to adopt standards for end of life care
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CNO regains lost status through key government advisory role
The chief nursing officer role in England will once again have a place at the table in Whitehall following pressure from campaigners, it has been confirmed to Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Community provider wins decade-long deal for nursing services
An NHS trust in London has welcomed a new contract to deliver community health and social care services in Ealing, to support people to receive treatment closer to home. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members embark on grassroots safe staffing campaign
“We are nurses and we can do this” was the rallying cry from Royal College of Nursing president Anne Marie Rafferty, as members launched a crusade against dangerous understaffing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Midwives win award for providing ‘virtual’ birthing experience
A team of midwives in Hull have won a national award for offering parents-to-be a virtual experience of labour and birth. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: England's new CNO pledges to boost pride in nursing
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fleet of electric cars eases hospital stay for young patients
The children ’s wards at both the James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital now have a fleet of five electric cars. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Regulator ’s decision to up fees sparks union criticism
Operating department practitioners and members of 15 other health and care professions will see their annual regulation fee increase after a decision by the Health and Care Professions Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK researchers helping seek stem cell ‘cure’ for back pain
A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Maternity and neonatal care receive cash boost in Scotland
Maternity and neonatal care in Scotland is set to benefit from a £12m cash injection, as part of a drive to transform services across the country. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN in Wales announces appointment of new director
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has announced the appointment of Helen Whyley as its new director with immediate effect. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New framework for maternity support workers ‘brings clarity’
An official framework for the maternity support worker role in England has been launched in a bid to provide clarity about the post and highlight how the career can be advanced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Irish nurses encouraged to accept latest pay proposals
Nurses and midwives in Ireland have been recommended to vote to accept new government proposals on safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust recruits more nurses and re-trains staff in bid to up rating
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children ’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS must replace paper with email says health secretary
Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, has called for the NHS to stop relying on pens and paper, as part of a drive to encourage healthcare staff to use email to send their patients information. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Prescribe exercise for falls prevention in community settings
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

College chief warns of ‘nurses on Zimmer frames’ after Brexit
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned that patients could be cared for by nurses on Zimmer frames  if the retirement age is raised following Brexit.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government launches national campaign to boost social care staff
A national recruitment campaign has been launched by the government to try and entice more nurses and other healthcare professionals into the adult social care workforce. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Views sought by regulator on new midwifery education standards
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession ’s regulator. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Specialist nurses help major hospital trust out of special measures
One of the largest NHS trusts in England has been lifted out of special measures after four years under the regime for struggling healthcare providers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New drive to promote global nursing anthem in English speaking nations
A first ever global nursing anthem has been created as part of an initiative to represent the reality of nurses and their commitment to patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses reunite 50 years after first training together at Romford hospital
A team of nurses who all began their training together in 1969 at a hospital in London reunited last week, including two nurses who still work at the same trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse shortages put plans for community and mental health at risk
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Terms Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news