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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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Military deployed to Scottish NHS as nurse shortages hit record levels

The military has been called on to plug staffing gaps in Scottish NHS services, as latest data shows nursing vacancies have reached record high levels. NHS Education for Scotland figures from June 2021 reported 4,845 nursing and midwifery vacancies, the highest number since recording started…

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Mesothelioma charity appoints specialist nurse for Thames Valley

A charity’s network of specialist nurses dedicated to supporting people with mesothelioma has grown with a new appointment in the Thames Valley region. Charlotte Buckle is joining Mesothelioma UK’s team of UK clinical nurse specialists and will be based at Churchill Hospital, which is part…

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RCN confirms schedule for balloting members in England on pay strike

The Royal College of Nursing has announced the dates for its indicative ballot on industrial action in England, following the 3% NHS pay award. It will ask members whether they are willing to take industrial action, such as strike action or action short of strike,…

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Wales CNO says she will not tolerate discrimination and neither should others

The new chief nursing officer (CNO) for Wales has said she is "really clear" about the value she brings to the profession and would not hesitate in calling out discrimination. Sue Tranka, who was an international recruit from South Africa more than 20 years ago,…

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Nurse backs appeal to boost CPR skills among minority ethnic communities

The founder of British Sikh Nurses is among health leaders who are calling for more people from minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR skills. The appeal follows “worrying” survey results that show many people do not know the difference between a cardiac arrest and a…

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Inaugural chief nurse for adult social care takes on role permanently

Professor Deborah Sturdy has been permanently appointed as England's first chief nurse for adult social care, having carried out the role in an interim capacity for more than eight months. The confirmation came during a speech from Professor Sturdy at the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual…

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Pink bus tour takes nurses on the road to provide breast cancer support

A nurse consultant who has worked in breast care for 20 years has used her expertise to support an awareness raising campaign involving a big pink bus. Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret and breast cancer charity Future Dreams UK have teamed up for an initiative that…

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UK CNOs state their positions on protecting ‘nurse’ title in legislation

Some of the most senior nurses across the UK have shown their support for ‘nurse’ to become a protected title by law. The chief nursing officers (CNOs) for England and Northern Ireland have both backed the move to legally restrict use of ‘nurse’ to those…

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WHO planning new network to connect nurses across the globe

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch a virtual network where nurses and midwives can share knowledge, research and innovative ideas on a global level, it has been announced. Chief nursing officer of the WHO, Elizabeth Iro, said the new ‘global community of…

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New guide for student nurse placements in social care welcomed

Guidance has been published that aims to support and encourage student nursing placements in social care settings. Skills for Care, with funding from Health Education England, produced the first-time guidance to demonstrate to employers, student nurses, and education providers how successful clinical placements in social…

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Overseas nurses ‘should not all be placed at band 5’, says deputy CNO

More must be done to recognise the prior experience of international nurses coming to work in the NHS, with senior staff offered opportunities to go straight into leadership positions, a deputy chief nursing officer for England has urged. Speaking during the Queen’s Nursing Institutes annual…

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Hampshire drops plans to cut 47 public health nursing posts

A county council has scrapped plans to cut its public health budget by £6.8m for the current financial year, which would also have seen a drop of £2.09m in funding for public health nurses. Hampshire County Council (HCC) has abandoned proposals it put forward in…

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RCN Wales launches ‘trade dispute’ over 3% pay deal for nurses

The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has taken further steps towards industrial action over nurses' pay, by launching a formal trade dispute with the government and NHS employers. The dispute is based on the fact the Welsh Government implemented a 3% pay award for…

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Further decline in number of registered nurses in adult social care

The number of registered nurses in adult social care in England has dropped again from last year and is down by almost 17,000 jobs since 2012, a new report by Skills for Care reveals. There were 34,000 registered nurses in 2020-21, which is a decline…

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Former nurses to be offered increased payment of £1,000 to return to practice

An incentive payment being used to entice former nurses and midwives back into work is being doubled in the hope of getting more people back on the register. Health Education England (HEE) has announced today that it will now be increasing the golden hello for…

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Independent sector nurse leader moves to new national role

Private hospital provider HCA Healthcare UK has appointed experienced nurse leader Carol Kefford as its new chief nursing executive. In her new national role, Ms Kefford will oversee the development of the organisation's "nursing strategy" and the career management of nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs).…

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Leading GP makes the case for every school to have a nurse

Every school should have a full-time school nurse who sits on the governing board and even helps to deliver lessons, to provide a greater focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people, according to the vice president of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.…

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A history of nursing in Britain: the 1970s

Nurses march over pay, the RCN becomes a trade union and discipline is relaxed to boost morale (article first published 2005) The 1970s was the decade when nurses really started to fight back against what they saw as injustice. From 1971 onwards, industrial action became…

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MP report on pandemic response ‘shows nurses let down by failures’

Failures made by the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic contributed to a high number of deaths and put health and care staff at unnecessary risk, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds, MPs have warned. The Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care…

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Public health nursing groups welcome retention of chief nurse

Professor Viv Bennett has retained her position as England’s most senior public health nurse, in the wake of a major organisational shake up. She has been appointed as chief public health nurse in the newly formed Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), a government…

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