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Duchess of Cambridge to launch drive to raise nurse status
The Duchess of Cambridge is to help launch an international campaign later this month, which is aiming to boost the status and profile of the nursing profession across the world. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Breakthrough in search for diagnostic test for autism
New tests that focus on damage to proteins in blood plasma could indicate autism in children, according to UK researchers, who say their breakthrough could lead to earlier diagnosis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Measles cases ‘rebounded’ in Europe last year, warns WHO
Europe experienced a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017, compared to previous year, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Short-acting asthma relievers linked to fertility problems
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to an international study, including UK patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Not recognising memory problems ‘predicts’ Alzheimer’s
Not being aware of memory problems predicts the onset of Alzheimer ’s disease, according to researchers, who say it could provide clinicians with insights on clinical progression to dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New unit ‘tangible sign’ of changes at Morecambe Bay
A trust at the centre of a major review of maternity safety with national implications has marked the progress it has made in the last three years with the official opening of a new birth centre. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC releases draft skills list for nursing associate training
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has unveiled a list of over 90 procedures and communication skills that nursing associates should be trained in, as part of draft proposals published yesterday. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses who clean the most may be at respiratory risk
Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust ’s midwives to train using realistic birth simulator
Maternity staff at a teaching hospital are set to welcome a new piece of clinical training equipment that provides realistic simulations of childbirth, following a successful trial of the technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN consults its members on decriminalising abortion
The Royal College of Nursing is launching a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff could soon be wearing ‘copper-coated uniforms’
Hospital nurses and health professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student nurse inspired to pen poems to combat ‘negativity’
A student nurse from the Midlands says she has been inspired by her experiences of training to write poetry about the “beautiful career”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New specialist nurse in London for mesothelioma patients
A new thoracic nurse specialist has been appointed in London specifically to support mesothelioma patients, a charity has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guidance to support new ‘maternity safety champions’
Trust board members chosen to be “maternity safety champions” must ensure that midwives and their support staff receive all the training and resources they need, according to latest guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gaps in nurse training on care of learning disability patients
Non-specialist nurses need more training in caring for patients with learning disabilities in order to end the “scandal” of avoidable deaths, a charity has claimed in a new report, which also said two-thirds of health professionals wanted more training in the area. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Training needed in care of patients with learning disability
Non-specialist nurses need more training in caring for patients with learning disabilities in order to the end “scandal” of avoidable deaths, a charity has claimed in a new report, which also said two-thirds of health professionals wanted more training in the area. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Unions warn of child poverty among public sector families
One in seven children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in relative poverty by April, according to analysis by a trade union body. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Use of ‘rigorous’ hand hygiene practice urged in care homes
Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for ‘rigorous’ hand hygiene practices in care homes
Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New memorial to commemorate nurses from two world wars
Nurses who died in the two world wars will be commemorated at a permanent memorial set to be unveiled this summer, if sufficient funds are raised. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Support workers given key role in new Wales dementia plan
A £10m dementia action plan for Wales will fund new support workers to help people carry on living independently in the community, according to ministers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leading chief nurse recognised for ‘innovative approach’
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust ’s chief nurse, Mandie Sunderland, has been made an honorary professor at Nottingham Trent University for her “leading contribution” to nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs could play role in reducing dementia risk
A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New drug may provide relief from psychosis in dementia
A new kind of antipsychotic currently being trialled has been found to provide short-term relief from the “terrifying and disturbing” symptoms experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lack of post-Brexit immigration plan causing EU nurses ‘anxiety’
Uncertainty over the government ’s Brexit immigration plans is creating “anxiety” among the UK’s European Union workers, including the thousands employed in the health and care sector, warn MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

West Country trust's nurses faced with threat of parking fees
Nurses in the South West of England may soon be hit by parking charges, after it was revealed that their rust was consulting over whether to end free parking. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Patient obs go electronic as part of ‘digital revolution’ in Bristol
Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse survey launched on mental health laws and detention
Mental health and learning disability nurses are being urged by unions to offer up their views on possible changes to legislation under the Mental Health Act. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses asked for views to help build respiratory health strategy
A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treasury needs convincing of 'meaningful' pay uplift, says RCN
Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase  but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK ’s longest serving burns nurse celebrates 40 years in job
A Wakefield nurse, who is described by her trust as a “shining example”, has recently celebrated a key 40-year milestone working in the regional adults’ burns centre at Pinderfields Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First test centre for overseas nurses opens in Northern Ireland
A new Nursing and Midwifery Council competence test centre for overseas nurses who want to work in the UK has opened in Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student nurses at four London universities to get job offer guarantees
Student nurses from universities in north central and east London are to be the first in the city that are guaranteed an offer of employment at local NHS trusts, under a new initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Charity urges caution after start of national ‘pharmacy first’ campaign
A meningitis charity has urged caution after the start of a major awareness campaign to encourage parents to “think pharmacist first” for minor illness in their children. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Anti-obesity programmes in schools ‘unlikely’ to halt epidemic
School-based programmes aimed at preventing obesity in children are unlikely to have much impact on the childhood obesity epidemic, suggest latest UK trial results. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Peer behind two key reports on nurse education joins NMC panel
Lord Phil Willis of Knaresborough has been appointed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as one of two new members of its midwifery panel. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Short-sighted' removal of bursaries for postgraduate student nurses
Postgraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students in England will no longer receive bursaries to cover their tuition fees and living costs, the government has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mother of nurse writes to MPs and media about culture at hospital
The mother of a nurse who works at a hospital in Lincolnshire has written an emotional letter to local MPs and the media warning of the negative culture that exists there. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cancer charity to open information and support centre at trust
A new information and support service is being launched next week to provide assistance to anyone affected by cancer in North Lancashire and South Cumbria. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE backs PET-CT scanning for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Patients should be offered early scans to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Extra regulation of advanced nurses would be ‘unwieldy’
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has questioned whether additional regulation for nurses wanting to work at an advanced level on top of that required to be on the register is necessary, stating that a professional body is better suited to setting voluntary standards for such roles. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Audit finds ‘marked variability’ in NHS fracture liaison services
More patients that have experienced a “fragility” fracture need access to secondary prevention through services driven by specialist fracture liaison nurses, according to a new audit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areas
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses who started Parkinson ’s dementia clinic win award
A pair of specialist nurses have been recognised with an award for their involvement in setting up a specialist clinic for patients with both Parkinson ’s disease and dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses set to lead ‘revolution’ in haemophilia care
Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses bullied and harassed at trust obsessed with FT status
Patients were harmed and staff bullied and harassed at a community trust where managers were obsessed with achieving foundation status, according to a damning independent report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh government to invest £100m in ‘new models of care’
A new £100m fund intended to “transform” the way health and social services are delivered by staff in Wales, via “new models of seamless care”, has been welcomed by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Associates must be supported to train as nurses, urges RCN chief
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has called on the profession to support nursing associates to go on to train as registered nurses, even if the government  initiative is dropped in the future. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Involving parents in intensive care helps infants and nurses
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses ’ job satisfaction, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Yorkshire nurses pioneering access to severe asthma drugs
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news