WHO confirms 2020 as international year of nurse and midwife
The first ever international year of the nurse and midwife will be held in 2020, it has been confirmed, providing a “once in a generation opportunity” to showcase the professions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tackle reasons forcing nurses to be 'resilient', warn RCN members
Resilience is the “mask” that nurses are forced to wear because of workplace pressures and demands, members of the profession have warned during a discussion at the Royal College of Nursing congress this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CBT 'may' benefit mental health of children with chronic conditions
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sexualisation of nurses gives way to harassment, congress told
The enduring sexualisation of nurses must end to keep them safe from harassment in the workplace, union members have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: ‘Major increase’ in placements for new student nurses
Trusts across England will be offering an additional 5,000 plus placements this autumn, fulfilling a pledge made in the NHS long-term plan earlier this year, Nursing Times understands. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing assistant to run 60th marathon ahead of 60th birthday
A nursing assistant at East Surrey Hospital is preparing to complete her 60th marathon this weekend, just weeks before her 60th birthday. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff celebrate London hospital ’s 300-year history
Nurses at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrated their organisation ’s 300th anniversary with a special commemorative service at Westminster Abbey this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses sign giant letter to Hancock calling for safe staffing law
Thousands of nurses have signed a letter to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to back their campaign for safe staffing legislation in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses ‘appalled’ over new learning disabilities abuse scandal
Nurses have demanded urgent action to safeguard the human rights of people with learning disabilities, in the wake of a new care scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse petitions for new law on operating theatre ventilation
A theatre nurse has launched a petition urging the government to introduce laws around ventilation in the operating environment, claiming that healthcare workers are being exposed to a “toxic plume”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Quick-thinking student nurse saves man ’s life while off duty
A student nurse has been praised for saving the life of a man using techniques she had learnt just weeks before on her course at Northumbria University. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Film shows vulnerable adults ‘mocked, taunted and intimidated’
An undercover film recorded for the BBC Panorama programme has revealed vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital “being mocked, taunted and intimidated”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Views vary on national nurse uniform despite current 'confusion'
Nurses are divided over whether England should follow the lead of the other UK countries and introduce a national uniform. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN calls for greater government effort to tackle child poverty
Nurses have called on the UK governments to do more to tackle child poverty to help ease some of the pressure on the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Charity to be set up for nurses with substance misuse problems
Plans  are underway to set up a new nursing network to support healthcare staff with substance misuse problems. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses call for tougher law to dissolve 'toxic culture' of bullying
Nurses were moved to tears today as they stood up to share their experiences of “deplorable” bullying at the hands of their colleagues. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kettering exits special measures but has room to improve on nursing
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been told it still needs to improve some aspects of basic nursing care, having just been removed from “special measures”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congress hears call for better nurse training in spotting sepsis
Nursing staff need better training in identifying sepsis, warn leading nurses, who are speaking out to coincide with a powerful patient presentation at the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HEE and RCN launch career advice site to boost nurse retention
A websiste designed to boost retention of nurses in the NHS by helping them plan their careers and identify new areas of practice to move into has been launched. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Social care nursing is 'much more than giving out medication'
The role of the registered nurse in adult social care is marred by damaging myths that must be debunked in order to address workforce shortages, leaders in the sector have urged. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse asks peers to share their experiences of FtP process for study
A mental health nurse who attempted suicide after being referred to the regulator is looking for others willing to share their experience of the fitness to practise process as part of a new research project. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Paediatric nurses to be trained to use technology for eye triage
Children ’s nurses at a leading eye hospital are being trained to use new technology so they can play a greater role in triaging and diagnosing young patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Praise for Teesside nurse after ‘very unusual and complex’ situation
A nurse who helped with the complex arrangements for a patient to receive end of life care in her country of origin, having only qualified relatively recently, has been praised for her work by her trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members squash bid to introduce elected general secretary
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted against a proposal to review the joint nature of the chief executive and general secretary roles. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Care home provider appoints Admiral nurse for dementia support
A private care provider based in Shropshire has become one of the first in its area to appoint a specialist Admiral nurse to support people living with dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK countries must share resources for safe staffing legislation
Nursing leaders from across the UK have come together to discuss safe staffing legislation with those working on the frontline at this year ’s Royal College of Nursing congress. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

District nurses need better way to show their value and protect posts
New data is needed to demonstrate the true value of a district nursing service looking at  “positive outcomes” that often go unnoticed such as how many patients receive end of life care in their own homes, leaders have urged. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CQC issues warning on learning disability patients in segregation
The Care Quality Commission has called for action to fix the “broken system” that leads to people with a learning disability or autism being segregated in hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dangers of ‘laughing gas’ still poorly understood, warn nurses
The dangers of nitrous oxide – often known as laughing gas – are poorly understood, despite a change in the law, according to nurses on the third anniversary of the ban. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London terror victim awarded medal for 'courage and devotion'
London terror victim, Kirsty Boden, has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Medal for her courage and devotion on the night of 3 June 2017  – an award that her family and friends have described as “a high honour for such a devoted nurse”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN members vote to lobby to decriminalise prostitution
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted to call upon the RCN council to lobby governments across the UK to decriminalise prostitution. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Former minister and leading nursing figures become RCN fellows
The Royal College of Nursing has awarded fellowships to nine leading figures from the profession at the beginning of its annual congress. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ward sees dramatic drop in falls after introducing ‘safety huddles’
A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing Times to co-host learning disabilities congress fringe event
Improving the health and lives of people with learning disabilities will be the focus of a fringe event being hosted by Nursing Times and NHS England at the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual congress. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses' goodwill is being abused, warns RCN leader
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing will today pledge that she will “not stop” until ministers take decisive action to end the workforce crisis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Congress 2019: LIVE rolling news
Keep up with everything happening at the RCN Congress 2019. Journalists from Nursing Times will be reporting live from Liverpool throughout the conference (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Chief nurse at London trust starts ‘breakfast club’ with new nurses
The chief nurse at a major London hospital trust has started having breakfast with new recruits and existing nursing staff in a bid to make them feel more welcome. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses should be ‘aware’ of rising rate of bowel cancer in young
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell celebrated at abbey
Westminster Abbey was filled with nurses on Wednesday for a special service to commemorate both the life of Florence Nightingale and to mark the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Private sector trying to poach NHS nurses with training offer
A major NHS trust has been forced to ramp up efforts to retain its staff, after revealing that private sector companies have offered its nurses training courses and a recruitment incentive. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Web intervention might cut primary care attendance for colds
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Meningitis vaccine software alert turned on in GP practices
A previously inactive software alert has now been turned on to help practice nurses ensure teenage patients are vaccinated against meningitis, after questions were asked by bereaved parents. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse shortages helping create ‘care deserts’ across England
More than 1.3 million people over age 65 live across England in so-called “care deserts”, where residential care or care at home services are lacking due to a lack of beds or nursing staff, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses break boundaries to improve support for migrant TB patients
Specialist tuberculosis (TB) nurses in Leeds have developed a new care pathway to ensure some of their most vulnerable patients get the all-round support they need, including help to find housing and work. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Severe nurse shortages force community hospital closure
A community hospital is Oxford is temporarily shutting down because there are not enough registered nurses to keep patients safe. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Chief nurse helps mental health trust achieve 'outstanding' rating
Nursing staff and leaders at Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust have been praised for their care and dedication after the trust became one of only a handful of mental health providers to achieve the top inspection rating. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital trusts pledge to improve support for veterans
A series of NHS trusts have been recognised for their commitment to care for the armed forces community as part of an initiative which is working to help “brave veterans win their personal battles” in health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

For too long young men have avoided nursing, says MSP
More must be done to encourage men into nursing to help “diversify” the profession and address the recruitment crisis, a MSP has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One in 20 places to study nursing were not filled this year
, according to a new report that suggests concerns about the cost of study are deterring potential students. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Survey shows student nurses want to learn more about research
Nearly half of student nurses want research to take a more pivotal role in their pre-registration studies, a survey has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news