Concern that progress on reducing stillbirth may have stalled
The rate of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK remained about the same in 2016 as the year before, suggesting that progress in recent years may have stalled. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Test can identify ICU patients at most risk of serious infections
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Practice nurses to give advice on dementia risk in health check
Practice nurses and other staff at GP surgeries will soon be required to give advice on dementia risk as part of the NHS Health Check, which is offered to patients from middle age. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing unions give May's NHS funding boost cautious welcome
Unions representing nursing and midwifery have welcomed the announcement of a rise in funding for the NHS, but have questioned whether it will be sufficient to keep pace with demand on services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study reveals time and day women most likely to give birth
Most spontaneous births take place between 1:00 and 6.59am with a peak around 4am and a trough in the afternoon, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Week long pyjama ‘party’ comes to close for Hillingdon nurses
Hillingdon Hospital staff, including senior managers, have been donning their nightwear this week to draw attention to the issue of “pyjama paralysis” in older patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for all children to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Non-EU overseas nurses to be exempt from skilled migration cap
More nurses and doctors from outside the European Union will be able to work in the NHS, after a government decision to exclude them from the cap on skilled workers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New NHS safety body ‘must avoid blaming individual nurses’
The government ’s proposed new patient safety body will only succeed if healthcare is redefined as a “safety critical industry”, the Royal College of Nursing has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses honoured at NHS Windrush awards for BME workers
Six nurses have been honoured at a national awards event for NHS staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Expert midwife attacks NMC in explosive resignation letter
A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Refer patients with PTSD symptoms within a month, says NICE
Therapy should be offered to patients within a month of a traumatic event to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to draft guidance, with a new focus on early treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Frailty even during middle age ‘linked to higher mortality risk’
Patients who are frail during middle age, especially caused by a long-term condition, are at higher risk of mortality than other people, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital patients report better care but not for mental health
There have been encouraging improvements in nursing care in hospitals but people with mental health conditions continue to report worse experiences, according to the latest national inpatient survey. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses are ‘missing link in antimicrobial’ stewardship plans
Nurses have been “overlooked and under-utilised” in hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs), according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Have you entered our new workforce awards?
Nursing Times has launched a new set of awards to accompany our inaugural Workforce Summit event that is focused on looking at solutions to the current nurse staffing crisis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Midwives must ‘respect women’s rights’ on breastfeeding
Midwives must respect a woman ’s decision not to breastfeed her baby, says the Royal College of Midwives in a new position statement on the hotly-debated topic. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New chief nurse for struggling East Anglian mental health trust
Diane Hull has been appointed as the new chief nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, with a brief to help improve the mental health provider. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High tech wound treatment ‘no better than regular dressings’
High tech treatment of open leg wounds is no better than using regular dressings, new research suggests. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Second union adds voice to call for extension of NHS pay deal
Unite has become the latest union to call for independent sector staff working on NHS contracts to be given the same pay increase as has just been agreed for health service employees. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Spate of care homes closing or ceasing to trade this year
Almost 50 councils say they have had care home providers in their area close within the last six months, according to an annual survey of the sector. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New memorial dedicated to nurses of two world wars
A new memorial has been unveiled to commemorate the service of nurses during the First and Second World Wars. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New push for Welsh care shift from hospital to community
The Welsh government has set out its first ever plan to integrate health and social care, as it attempts to treat more people in the community rather than in hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London hospital ’s photo archive reveals history of nursing
An image of a steely eyed matron in the 1940s and nurses taking care of a glamorous training dummy are among a series of fascinating photos unearthed by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the NHS ’s 70th birthday celebrations. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS staff are ‘best advocates for more integrated care’
Nurses could play a valuable role in advocating for better integrated care after government failures in getting the message across, according to an  influential committee of MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guidance advises nurses not to ‘tell off’ diabetes patients
Clinicians must avoid “telling off” or “blaming” patients with diabetes, according to a new guide that highlights the importance of using the right words when interacting with those with the disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scottish government unveils one year pay deal for nurses
The majority of nurses and other NHS staff in Scotland will receive a 3% pay rise this year as a stop-gap measure while negotiations continue on a longer term offer, the government has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patient experience tool highlights nurse staffing as factor
Nurse staffing levels are a key factor in achieving good patient experiences, according to a new framework put together by the NHS regulator for England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Over 30 nurses feature in bumper birthday year for honours
A mental health nurse who has encouraged men to open up about their feelings and a leading equality campaigner are among a fleet of inspirational nursing and midwifery professionals feted in the Queen ’s birthday honours list for their outstanding contribution to their profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Over 20 nurses feature in bumper birthday year for honours
A mental health nurse who has encouraged men to open up about their feelings and a leading equality campaigner are among a fleet of inspirational nursing and midwifery professionals feted in the Queen ’s birthday honours list for their outstanding contribution to their profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Poor service integration driving up avoidable hospital admissions
Nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016-17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked together properly, according to a committee of MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Concern raised over high turnover of staff at nursing regulator
A quarter of people who start working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council leave within the first six months, a situation described as an “extraordinary” waste of resources by one member of its governing body. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Majority of nursing union members vote to accept NHS pay deal
Members of the major NHS unions, including the Royal College of Nursing, Unison, Unite and the Royal College of Midwives, have all voted to accept the health service pay deal currently on offer in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GMB union members ‘overwhelmingly reject’ NHS pay offer
The GMB union, which represents many ambulance workers, has announced that its health service members had “overwhelmingly rejected” the current NHS pay offer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guidance for care of ex-service men and women in nursing homes
New guidance has been published with the aim of helping care homes provide better support for the hundreds of thousands of ex-service men and women living in nursing homes in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New RCN survey will seek to prove worth of public health nurses
The Royal College of Nursing is urging school nurses and health visitors to complete a survey to help it highlight their importance for children and young people ’s public health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Safe staffing must embrace new roles, says leading nurse
The UK ’s most widely-used safe staffing tool will need to evolve to take into account different types of nursing role, according to one of its architects, who says the profession must embrace the opportunities provided by new job titles and routes into nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Australian academic becomes chief exec of global nurse body
Dr Isabelle Skinner has been appointed as the new chief executive of the International Council of Nurses, the global body has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Referral delays mean some patients not getting timely hospice care
Adults with some incurable diseases are not receiving palliative care from hospices early enough during their illness because of the timing of referrals from other services according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

News round-up: Catch-up on May's top nursing stories
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during May 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC must ‘take account of registrant views’ in FtP cases, says chief
The outgoing chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it is “absolutely essential” for the regulator to take more account of registrant views during cases. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for NMC to apologise to midwives over Morecambe Bay cases
A leading midwife has said the Nursing and midwifery Council owes midwives and nurses, as well as families, an apology over the way it handled fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

National research project to focus on developing ward leaders
The regulator NHS Improvement has appointed a nursing academic as a research fellow for national study on developing ward leaders. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing apprenticeships ‘must not repeat mistakes of past’, says RCN
The new apprenticeship system for nurses risks repeating the mistakes of the past, potentially putting both patients and apprentices at risk, the Royal College of Nursing has warned MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart attack test ‘sensitive enough to be used in mobile device’
A new blood test being developed to diagnose heart attacks could one day be carried out on a simple handheld device, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Major heart attacks found to be ‘more deadly during colder months’
Heart attacks are more likely to kill you in the winter than in the summer, according to new study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical news digest: Don't miss last month's top stories
Miss any of the clinical and practice news affecting the profession during May 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Care home nursing staff in Wales to be offered free flu jab
Care home staff in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccinations from this winter, the Welsh government has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Group raises funds to help nurses pay hefty legal bills
A group of nurses and midwives who have been through fitness to practise procedures themselves has launched a crowdfunding appeal to pay for legal advice for others who cannot afford it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news