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CARING is the essence of NURSING. -Jean Watson

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Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. -Bruce Lee

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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

Disappointment voiced over lack of social care in Queen’s speech

Organisations from across the health and social care spectrum have voiced their disappointment and frustration at the lack of legislation on social care in the government’s priorities for the year ahead. The Queen today outlined the government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead, as she…

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New online initiative celebrates ethnic minority nurses and midwives

A new online initiative has been created by a charity with the support of the chief nursing officer to celebrate the contribution of ethnic minority nurses and midwives. The Mary Seacole Trust has launched a new part of its website dedicated to celebrating the World…

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Government announces further easing of restrictions for care homes

Care home residents in England will be allowed five named visitors from 17 May, up from two, and self-isolation will no longer be required following visits to GPs, dentists and day centres. However, a maximum of two visitors will be allowed at any one time…

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Two nurses celebrated with award for Black and minority ethnic staff

A nurse in Oxford and a Covid-19 matron in West Hertfordshire have jointly won the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Nurse of the Year award. Ariel Lanada, a children’s nurse at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was celebrated for his work with the Filipino…

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Nursing union backs ‘urgent action’ to meet NHS carbon emissions target

Electric vehicles for community practice, staff laundries to wash uniforms and putting climate change on the training curriculum are much needed proposals to help nurses cut NHS carbon emissions, a major union has announced. Unison’s nursing and midwifery committee issued a statement supporting the NHS’s…

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RCN launches first-ever workforce standards for staff and patient safety

A set of workforce standards addressing patient safety, staffing levels, fair pay and nurse wellbeing has been released by the Royal College of Nursing. The launch of the Nursing Workforce Standards marks the first time the union has set out detailed expectations for employers, national…

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Nurse wellbeing level ‘linked’ to likelihood of making clinical errors

The physical and mental health of nurses is connected to preventable clinical errors, according to researchers, who warned that a reduction in the former was linked to a rise in the latter. A US study, led by the Ohio State University College of Nursing, found…

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Nursing staff forced to work overtime often unpaid, warns RCN

Thousands of nursing and medical staff feel under pressure from employers to work extra shifts, often unpaid, according to unions. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, the Royal College of Nursing and British Medical Association are calling on UK governments not to rely on the…

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Transferring chief nurse role will ‘strengthen’ ties between cancer charities 

A nurse leadership role at a young people’s cancer charity is to be “embedded” at a different charity to improve information sharing between nurses and other professionals. CLIC Sargent’s chief nurse post, currently held by Jeanette Hawkins, is being moved to the Children’s Cancer and…

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Less than a week to go until the Nursing Times Patient Flow Forum

There is now less than a week to register before the second annual Nursing Times Patient Flow Forum takes place. Join a community of nursing professionals responsible for the organisation and movement of patients through the health and care system at our virtual conference. Our…

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UK looks set to record ‘extraordinary’ increase in district nurses

The Queen’s Nursing Institute believes it is on track to see the “largest” annual increase in district nurses across the UK since its records began. In its eighth annual report on district nursing education in the UK, the community nursing charity has today published data…

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Peer support, PPE and sense of control aids nurse pandemic mental health

A study of nurses in the US has found that nurses who had a “sense of mastery” or control at work were most protected against anxiety and depression during the pandemic. The survey also concluded that anxiety and depression could be reduced with effective training…

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Professor hopes memoir will ‘fire people up about power of nursing’

Nurse leader Professor Judith Ellis has published her memoirs after 40 years working as a nurse and in the health and education sectors. Flights of a Nightingale: Memoirs of a nurse’s wider exploits, which was published last month by Amazon/Kindle, charts her extensive nursing career…

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Dorset care home first to become carbon neutral in UK

A care home in Dorset is thought to have become the UK’s first carbon neutral care home after offsetting its environmental impact. Eagles Mount Care Home in Poole worked with offsetting specialists Carbon Neutral Britain to calculate its carbon footprint for 2020. “This is the…

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Starter vape packs to be handed out in hospitals as part of new trial

Staff in hospital emergency departments will give e-cigarette starter packs to smokers as part of a new research project to help people quit. The study, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, will run over 30 months across five hospitals in England…

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Critical care admission ‘linked’ to higher risk of future suicide and self-harm

Patients who have been admitted to intensive care have a small increased risk of suicide or self harm in future, compared with non-intensive care unit patients, a new study claims. Researchers in Canada and the US found that ICU survivors had a 22% higher risk…

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Nurses report ‘not feeling safe to share concerns or needs’ during Covid-19

Almost a third of female nurses have not felt safe sharing their personal concerns or needs around the impact of Covid-19 with their manager since the crisis began, a new survey has shown. In addition, the majority of female nurses feel working during the pandemic…

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Sexual harassment against nurses: Tell us your experiences

Nursing Times has launched a survey in partnership with union Unison to ask for nurses’ experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace. The survey and aims to uncover the current prevalence of sexual harassment against nursing staff and students and the extent to which the…

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Alarm sounded over global shortage of midwifery and neonatal workforce

There is a global shortage of 900,000 midwives, with the gap between rich and poor nations’ workforce numbers set to increase, according to a landmark United Nations report. It estimated that the world’s sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) workforce could meet only…

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Nursing on the rise across the world 

Ending this month, Nursing Now was a three-year global campaign to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing. Kathryn Irwin looks at its legacy Nursing on the rise Nursing Now has united nurses, health advocates and allies from around the world in…

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