Fax machines banned from NHS as digital revolution picks up pace
Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines as part of his digital revolution of the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Chief nurse dedicates honorary doctorate to 'all the nurses'
An “inspirational” senior nurse who has dedicated four decades to the NHS has been honoured by a university. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

HEE moves to offer reassurance over CPD funding for nurses
Health Education England is holding out an olive branch to NHS employers concerned about previous cuts to their budgets to upskill their nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS pilots 'inspirational' fast-track route into GP nursing
A first-of-its-kind training programme that will prepare registered nurses including those who are newly qualified for a career in primary care in just nine months is being trialled by the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Poll reveals public backing for increased student nurse support
More than half of people in England want to see financial support for student nurses increased, according to a new poll. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Improve training on group B strep to 'save money and babies' lives'
Maternity staff need more training on how to prevent, identify and treat group B streptococcus infections to stop babies needlessly dying or being left with life-changing disabilities, says a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Updated: Former CNO appointed chair of Florence Nightingale Foundation
A former chief nursing officer for three countries in the UK has been appointed as chair of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Further details revealed about ACP 'academy' plans
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Advanced clinical nurse training to be standardised
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mental Health Act reform plans 'do not show nurses they are valued'
A major review commissioned by the government into mental health legislation has failed to recognise the important role played by nurses, a nursing chief has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Experts warn investment needed in next generation of respiratory nurses
More money must be injected into developing the next generation of respiratory nurses to replace those preparing for retirement, according to experts who warned of a looming workforce “crisis”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A & E nurses can ease winter pressures with rapid respiratory test
Giving nurses the tools to rapidly diagnose respiratory illnesses when patients walk into A&E can help ease winter pressures on busy hospitals, researchers say. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Second brain tumour CNS appointed in 'pioneering' charity scheme
A new clinical nurse specialist role has been created at one of the largest acute trusts in England to offer “vital support” for brain tumour patients as part of an innovative charity initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Global nursing leader questions recruitment ethics
Aggressive nursing recruitment in poorer nations struggling with their own nurse shortages is “unethical”, according to an international nursing leader who says countries like the UK must try harder to grow their own workforce. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for rethink on supernumerary status for nurse apprentices
The vision of nursing degree apprenticeships as a realistic and sustainable route into the nursing profession is just a “mirage”, according to MPs who say there are currently “too many obstacles” in the way of making them work. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Former CNO appointed chair of Florence Nightingale Foundation
A former chief nursing officer has been appointed as chair of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One in 20 nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland vacant
Shortages of nursing staff continue to be a problem across Scotland, show the latest workforce figures published ahead of a key debate on new safe staffing law. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Specialist nurses help halve hospital pneumonia deaths
A specialist nurse-led service in Leicester has helped halve hospital deaths from pneumonia and could save thousands of lives each year if replicated across the NHS, say those behind the scheme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

News round-up: Catch-up on November's top nursing stories
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Interview: Mental health nurse overcame alcoholism to re-join register
A mental health nurse who overcame alcoholism and successfully regained his registration has called for more support for other nurses battling addiction. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Registered nurse shortfall linked to 3% rise in patient death risk
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Google Doodle' dedicated to renowned war nurse Edith Cavell
Inspirational First World War nurse Edith Cavell has today been commemorated by Google. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Murderer of midwife Samantha Eastwood sentenced to life in prison
A man who murdered Staffordshire midwife Samantha Eastwood in a fit of rage and then attempted to cover up his crime has been sentenced to life in prison. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Boost for Scottish health visitors as job bumped to band 7
The “crucial role” of health visitors in Scotland has been recognised with an 18% increase to their starting salary. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health visitors warn staff shortages mean tragedy ‘waiting to happen’
Health visitors have voiced fears of child tragedy as a result of increasing caseloads and high levels of stress, revealed survey. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 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 November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Volunteer workers ‘reduce pressure’ on frontline nurses
Nurses value the contribution of hospital volunteers, saying they free up time for clinical care and improve patients ’ experiences, according to a new report from the King’s Fund. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Survey shows overwhelming nurse support for NHS volunteers
More than 80% of nurses say they enjoy working with volunteers, according to what is thought to be the first ever survey gauging frontline staff perceptions of health service helpers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Gross insult' NHS fee rise for overseas nurses gets go-ahead
Controversial plans to double the fee overseas nurses must pay to use the NHS have crossed the final hurdle in parliament despite strong opposition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Slight drop in nurse vacancies but almost 41,000 posts still empty
There has been a slight drop in the number of nurse vacancies in the NHS, latest figures show, but health chiefs warned  filling gaps remained a big challenge. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Perinatal mental health support to be expanded to partners of mothers
Targeted mental health support will be made available on the NHS to the partners of new and expectant mothers, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scottish nurse who climbed to the top retires after 40 years
A trust chief executive in Scotland who started her career in nursing and worked her way to the top is retiring after more than 40 years in the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: ‘Settled status’ pilot scheme for EU nurses delayed
A pilot scheme to allow EU nurses and other health and social care staff working across the UK apply for “settled status” has been delayed, Nursing Times has learned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Disappointment at lack of increase in student nurses for Wales
The number of nurse training places in Wales will not increase in 2019 despite a £7m boost in government funding to support education and training for health professionals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust chief nurse chats to prince about NHS during palace visit
A chief nurse has expressed her joy after being presented with her OBE for services to nursing by Prince William. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ongoing concern as nursing course applications reach new low
The number of people accepted onto nursing courses in England continued to fall in 2018, despite the fact UK-wide acceptance rates hit a record high, show the latest figures on university applications. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Donation allows London trust to continue new nursing award
Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has received a donation to continue funding its recently introduced professional award for its most outstanding nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning ‘settled status’ roll out for EU nurses may be too late
Nursing leaders have welcomed the fact European Union nurses across the UK will be able apply for “settled status” to remain in the country, as part of the planned roll out of a pilot scheme prioritising health and social care staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC considers compulsory preceptorship for midwives
The midwifery regulator is seeking views on whether preceptorship should be made mandatory for newly qualified midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospice wins award for innovation in pressure ulcer prevention
A hospice in North East England has received national recognition for its “pioneering” use of technology to prevent pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: NMC denied access to data identifying Gosport nurses
The nursing regulator has claimed it has been denied access to critical evidence that could help bring unfit nurses to justice over the Gosport scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse becomes first Scot to hold two prestigious titles
A senior staff nurse who works for a children ’s hospice charity has been awarded Queen’s nurse title for her “compassionate” care to children and young people with life-shortening conditions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Review uncovers need for safer oxygen device regulation
Design flaws with NHS portable oxygen systems have contributed to clinicians misinterpreting that oxygen was flowing to a patient during treatment, when it was in fact not, according to a review. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Struggling hospital trust rated ‘inadequate’ over safety
A struggling trust in the Midlands has officially been told to improve across a range of workforce safety measures, in particular on ensuring sufficient numbers of midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Funding for community nurse projects to improve frailty
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Funding available for community nurse projects to improve frailty
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC gives go-ahead to relaxed English test for overseas nurses
New plans to relax the English language test for international nurses and midwives applying to work in the UK have today been given the green light. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCM signs agreement with charity to run benevolent fund
The Royal College of Midwives has signed an agreement with the charity Cavell Nurses ’ Trust, which will see the charity run the union’s benevolent fund. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Positive first year’ for new maternity safety incentive scheme
A national scheme to help maternity services in England deliver better care to mothers and their babies has shown positive results in its first year, according to those behind it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More prescribing curbs mooted as gluten free scripts banned
NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of items such as silk garments, bath oils, blood glucose testing strips, and needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news