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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

Charity calls for more epilepsy nurses in Scotland

More epilepsy specialist nurses (ESNs) are needed in Scotland to tackle the "potentially unmanageable" workloads that they are currently facing, a charity has warned. This call comes from Epilepsy Consortium Scotland and is supported by its recent report, which has highlighted the crucial role of…

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New training and guidance as nurses can now issue fit notes

Legal changes that give nurses in England, Scotland and Wales the power to issue fit notes to patients are coming into force today. As well as nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists can also now certify whether a patient is fit for work or not.…

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Have you made the shortlist for the Nursing Times Awards for 2022?

The individuals, teams and organisations that have made the final shortlist for this year’s Nursing Times Awards have been revealed today. Visit the Nursing Times Awards website to find out if you, your team or colleagues, or your organisation or employer has made the shortlist.…

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Mid Cheshire trust appoints new director of nursing

A new director of nursing and quality has been appointed at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Scott Malton, who is currently deputy chief nurse at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, has had a career in the NHS spanning more than 20…

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General practice facing ‘crippling’ shortage of nurses in next decade

Up to half of general practice nursing posts in England could be vacant by 2030-31, concerning new analysis has revealed. The report from the Health Foundation think tank warned that the NHS was facing a “crippling shortage” of GPs and general practice nurses (GPNs) over…

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Specialist children’s trust appoints new chief nurse

A new chief nurse has been appointed at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Yvonne Millard will join the trust from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, where she has worked for more than 25 years and is currently deputy chief nurse. This appointment comes…

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Nurses concerned about surgical smoke plume health risks

Theatre nurses and their colleagues are universally concerned about the risk surgical smoke plume poses to their health, a survey has found. The poll heard from 955 perioperative practitioners in UK, 37% of whom were registered nurses, and almost all (90%) said they were worried about…

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Technology can make nurses’ lives easier, says Javid

The planned digital transformation of the NHS has the potential to make nurses’ working lives easier, the health and social care secretary has told Nursing Times. Sajid Javid today unveiled the government’s latest “digital revolution” plan for the health and social care system in England,…

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‘Frustrated’ nurses lobby trust for improved mileage rates

An NHS trust has been warned that more community nurses will be forced to leave if it does not improve its mileage reimbursement rates. Nurses at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have sent a collective letter to their employer demanding that it matches the mileage…

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Networking scheme helps minority ethnic nurses to thrive

Nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds, who had been made to feel “worthless” in their organisations and had grown weary of trying to progress in their careers without success, have been supported through a scheme that seeks to break down barriers and empower staff to challenge…

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Education on gender diversity needed ‘to fill the gaps’

Liz Curr describes her perspective in healthcare as “very unique”, as a trans woman who has been both a nurse and a patient in the NHS. She is using this position to champion education on trans and gender diversity issues and has implemented training to…

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Lack of nurses prevents reopening of minor injuries unit

Difficulties recruiting emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) are preventing a minor injuries unit in Greater Manchester from reopening to patients. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust was forced to suspend services at Altrincham Minor Injuries Unit in 2021 due to shortages of ENPs. “While we have been…

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Mental health study finds nurses ‘forever altered’ by pandemic

Nurses have been “forever altered” by what they have seen and experienced during the coronavirus pandemic, the authors of a new study have warned. The research involved in-depth interviews with 27 nurses in the UK about the impact of the pandemic on their mental health…

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Nurse views sought on whistleblowing and patient violence policies

The Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland has welcomed the launch of consultations on whistleblowing and violence and aggression in health and care settings. The consultations, announced by Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann, will seek views on how health and social care staff…

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Unions sceptical over plans to offer patients treatment in non-local area

Patients in England are to be offered treatment in different parts of the country from where they live in a bid to drive down long waiting times – a move which has been described by health leaders as a symptom of failure to address workforce…

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HEE chief nurse honoured with alumni award

The chief nurse of Health Education England (HEE) is to be honoured with an award by Birmingham City University. Professor Mark Radford will be honoured by the university for his services to the NHS, including the role he played heading the national NHS vaccine workforce…

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RCN Scotland urges members to reject 5% pay offer

The Royal College of Nursing Scotland has urged its members to reject the Scottish Government's 5% pay offer in an upcoming ballot. The Scottish branch of the college has unveiled plans to consult its members on the proposed pay deal, which will cover the 2022-23…

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