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Risk of 'insufficient' learning disability nurses being trained
Problems attracting people into learning disability nursing training have “come to a head” and there is now a risk there will be an insufficient number of new nurses working in this field in the future, the national workforce body has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New nut allergy guidance for clinicians follows rise in cases
Clinicians can now draw on new comprehensive guidance to help them treat patients with nut allergies with numbers affected by the condition continuing to rise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC confirms new ways overseas nurses can prove English skills
From next month, the Nursing and Midwifery Council is to expand the range options that overseas nurses can use to prove their English language credentials are sufficient to join the UK register. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Unions keep up pressure over NHS pay with latest warning
Nurses and midwives could still be thousands of pounds worse off each year by 2022, despite the government scrapping the cap on public sector pay, according to a new trade union analysis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A & E patients positive about nursing care, despite pressures
Most people seen in accident and emergency in England are positive about the care they receive from nurses and doctors, despite the huge pressures on departments, suggests a large-scale survey. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning over education of future neuroscience nurses
There are “serious concerns” for the education of future neuroscience nurses, a senior lecturer from the specialty has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

AHT for treating leaky bladder or prolapse 'lacks evidence'
The effectiveness of a workout widely marketed to manage the symptoms of a leaky bladder or womb prolapse is not currently backed by research, claim the authors of a review article. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Weight Watchers referrals can help ‘avoid type 2 diabetes’
More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred to a prevention programme delivered by Weight Watchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sheffield children ’s nurse wins high profile charity award
A staff nurse from South Yorkshire has been given a high profile award supported by Prince Harry for her work with children who have been in hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning over 'huge' variation in health visitor checks
Declining numbers of health visitors working in the NHS in England are leaving children ’s services at risk, the Labour Party has warned, as new analysis highlights wide regional variation in the number of young children receiving checks. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing associate regulation takes ‘vital step’ forwards
A government consultation has been launched today on the legal changes required to allow the Nursing and Midwifery Council to bring nursing associates onto its register and has been described as a “vital step” towards the new role becoming regulated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Third of health visitor course places were empty last year
Only two thirds of health visitor training places were used by the end of the last academic year, while problems filling school nursing and district nursing courses also continued up until the summer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses to be expected to ask patients about sexual orientation
Nurses and other health professionals will be expected to routinely ask patients about their sexual orientation in future, as part of new guidance on data monitoring in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Obese as well as elderly ‘need nursing transition support’
Morbidly obese patients, as well as those who are elderly, require enhanced nursing care to help oversee transitions between healthcare providers and settings, claim US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Brexit ‘worst case scenario’ could deepen nursing shortage
Pressure on the NHS and the current shortage of nursing staff could be exacerbated by reciprocal healthcare demands, if the government fails to agree a deal over Brexit, according to a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Staff and training issues drive trust back to ‘special measures’
Insufficient staff numbers and a lack of training are among the reasons why a mental health trust has been returned to “special measures”, according to regulators. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Specialist nurses warn of rise in infants being scalded at home
Burns specialist nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have seen an increase in the number of children being admitted with preventable scalds from accidents around the home. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Calorific ‘limit’ to be introduced for food sold in hospital shops
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

US policeman fired after manhandling and handcuffing nurse
A US police officer who was filmed dragging away a screaming nurse who refused to take blood without consent has been fired, according to reports. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Community services contract passes from Virgin back to NHS
A partnership involving an acute trust and local GPs has been chosen as the preferred bidder to run community nursing services in part of Surrey, at the expense of the current independent provider. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lib Dems call for incontinence prevention training in Scotland
Midwives, health visitors and other health professionals should get specific training on incontinence prevention, as part of a new nationwide continence strategy in Scotland, according to the Liberal Democrats. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Wreaths laid at statue commemorating executed WWI nurse
Wreaths have been laid this week in London to remember the First World War nurse Edith Cavell who was executed after helping hundreds of soldiers escape captivity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: New A & E nursing role helps boost hip fracture survival
The introduction of an advanced nursing support role has contributed to a dramatic fall in mortality rates among the most vulnerable, older patients at an acute trust in Kent, say senior nursing staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Regulator promotes Royal London ’s maternity service rating
The Royal London Hospital ’s maternity department has improved but could still do with more senior midwives, according to the Care Quality Commission. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospices offer more ‘outstanding’ care than other services
Regulators have described as “striking” the extremely high standard of care routinely found in the hospices they have inspected. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First Admiral nurse dementia service launches in Dorset
Families in the Purbeck area of Dorset now have access to specialist dementia support, after local fundraising efforts paid for the appointment of a specialist nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Audit reveals gaps in pregnancy care for diabetes patients
Diabetes experts have called for urgent action to improve care for pregnant women with the condition, after an audit that suggests many are not getting the right support. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Boost to advanced nurse training in A & E workforce plans
The number of advanced nurse practitioners working in accident and emergency settings is set to grow over the next two years, as part of national workforce plans to address “significant pressures” on emergency departments in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

WHO makes appointment to new chief nursing officer post
Elizabeth Iro has been revealed today as the World Health Organization ’s new chief nursing officer following a campaign to boost nurse representation among the global body’s leadership. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London domiciliary care provider placed in ‘special measures’
A Westminster-based domiciliary care service has been rated as “inadequate” by inspectors and placed in special measures, after failing to address key care and safety concerns. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Care home staff to be offered flu jab as part of winter action plan
Free flu jabs are to be extended to all care home staff in England, as part of package of new “contingency actions” designed to help frontline services cope with pressures this winter. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Worrying’ decline in nurses sparks urgent call for strategy
A “worrying” picture of nurse staffing levels has emerged, experts have warned, as the latest workforce figures for England reveal a sustained decline in the number of nurses in the NHS compared with the year before. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Skipping breakfast ‘does not lead to overeating later in day’
Skipping breakfast does not appear to lead to overeating later in the day, contrary to popular opinion, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More central funding needed to boost pay, warn NHS leaders
NHS leaders in England have warned that extra cash would be needed to boost staff salaries, in the wake of Jeremy Hunt ’s revelation yesterday that the 1% cap on NHS pay rises had been “scrapped”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cancer patient turned specialist nurse in running for award
An inspirational nurse who beat cancer and is now caring for other patients with the condition in Wales in her native tongue is in the running for a top health award. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Renewed emphasis' on preventing in-patient suicide needed
A “renewed emphasis” on preventing people from killing themselves on in-patient wards is needed in order to return to previous reductions in suicide rates, experts from a national inquiry have said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses left in limbo by training tax refund process
Nurses who were incorrectly taxed while doing extra training to boost their skills have voiced their frustration at ongoing difficulty in getting refunds, often amounting to thousands of pounds. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mary Seacole charity launches new education programme
The Mary Seacole Trust, which promotes the legacy of Crimean War nursing pioneer Mary Seacole, is launching an education programme with projects planned across Black History Month. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

School nurses call for road safety to be higher priority
School nurses from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are urging parents and teachers to make road safety a top priority. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Draft nursing associate standards released 'to adjust training'
The minimum standards that nursing associates will need to achieve have been revealed in draft plans by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, but do not confirm the extent to which those in the new role will be able to administer medication or how far they will be accountable for delegated activities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patients with reported penicillin allergy at ‘higher SSI risk’
Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New tool helps practice nurses assess frailty in older patients
A new tool has been designed by UK researchers to help practice nurses and other primary care staff to assess which older patients are the most frail and vulnerable. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cap on nurse pay rises has been ‘scrapped’, Hunt tells MPs
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told MPs that the 1% cap on pay rises for NHS staff has been scrapped, but that any future change in remuneration would be tied to a deal on productivity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Young cancer patients face ‘crippling’ fatigue after treatment
Young people who have had cancer can suffer with severe exhaustion for months or even years after their treatment has ended, according to new UK research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CQC warns that nurses and other staff cannot work any harder
Staff should be praised for helping to ensure care quality has not deteriorated in the past year but there is a limit to their resilience, the national regulator has warned in its annual review of health and care services in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for urgent action to halt rising social care staff turnover
Workforce recruitment and retention problems are among the three key problems affecting social care, according to a report calling for funding for the sector to be made “strong and sustainable”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE updates guidance on reducing risk of VTE on admission
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published its draft guideline on reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients admitted to hospital or mental health units. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Violent attacks on mental health staff rising with shortages
More than two thirds of mental health workers have “often” or “sometimes” experienced an unsafe ratio of patients to staff in the past year, according to a new survey that has also revealed an increase in violent attacks. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First UK guideline published for lupus management in adults
The smallest effective dose of corticosteroids should be used to treat adult patients with lupus, according to the first ever UK guideline specifically for the management of the condition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New smart bandage ‘could promote better, faster healing’
US researchers have designed a “smart” bandage that they hope could eventually be tailored to heal specific types of chronic wound or battlefield injury. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news