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‘Record’ rise in student nurses including 30% more men

A record number of students have been placed on nursing courses across the UK this year, new figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) reveal. The data, published 28 days after the clearing process, showed 34,190 student nurses had been accepted onto a…

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Staff discrimination named ‘biggest workforce issue of pandemic’

Discrimination faced by health and care staff from a Black and minority ethnic (BME) background has been described as the “biggest workforce issue of the pandemic”, according to a new report. The NHS Confederation report, published today, set out a list of key actions that…

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RCN Wales urges next government to ‘value the profession’

The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has launched a new manifesto that calls on the next Welsh Government to provide a “substantive” pay rise and extend safe staffing legislation. RCN Wales has this week published its Vote for Nursing Campaign to lobby the next…

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Influential director of RCN Scotland announces retirement

Theresa Fyffe, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland, has announced that she will retire from the college after 14 years in the top role. A former critical care nurse, Ms Fyffe (pictured above) has been commended for raising the RCN’s profile in…

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Government places nurses in new Covid-19 testing priority list

Care home staff have been placed second and NHS staff third on a new priority list for Covid-19 testing, the government has announced. Nursing leaders and unions have been calling on the government in recent weeks to ensure nursing staff and colleagues were front of…

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Nurses working under ‘damaging conditions’, warns report

Urgent action is needed to address “alarmingly high levels” of nurse stress, turnover and intentions to quit, which have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has warned. A blueprint published today by the King’s Fund health think tank called on organisations to…

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Government’s 50,000 nurse pledge ‘not based on modelling’

The government appears to be unaware of how many nurses the NHS in England actually needs and in what specialisms to meet demand, an influential committee of MPs has warned. It said the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) "could not show" that its…

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Government agrees to sign charter to ‘protect health workers’

The health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, has agreed to sign up to a new health worker safety charter, which vows to protect staff from violence, biological hazards, and improve their mental health. On World Patient Safety Day last week, the World Health Organization…

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CNO announces £28m to restart international nurse recruitment

Funding worth £28m is being made available in England to quickly “accelerate” the recruitment of nurses from overseas, following a period of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Half of the money is dedicated to supporting the arrival to the country of nurses who have…

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Long-standing leader of health visiting body to ‘step back’ from role

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has announced that Dr Cheryll Adams, who founded the organisation, will be stepping back from her role as executive director early next year. Current director of policy and quality at the institute, Alison Morton, will become acting executive director…

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Action needed ‘now’ to protect nurses as Covid-19 infections soar

Nursing leaders have called for action to ensure resources are in place for nurses to tackle a second wave of Covid-19 amid a rapid rise in cases nationally. The resurgence in cases has led to the UK’s four chief medical officers recommending this afternoon that…

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CNO calls on nurses to tackle 10k challenge for colleagues in crisis

The chief nursing officer for England has issued a plea to nurses and midwives to support colleagues facing personal and financial crises by taking on a 10k challenge of their choosing. Ruth May has urged staff to sign up to this year’s '10k for Nurses…

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Nurse says new dementia village is benefiting staff and patients

A new dementia 'village’ at a hospital site in the East Midlands is supporting patients to "live the best life they can", according to a senior nurse who works there. Featuring a communal green, a post office, a village hall, a launderette and bus stop,…

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England launches trial of A&E appointment system

A new appointment booking system for urgent care is being trialled in England as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. Under the pilot, people with a non-life-threatening problem will be asked to phone the NHS 111 service to be triaged before attending…

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DHSC announces new adult social care chief nurse role

A new chief nurse role for adult social care role is being created to help steer the workforce through the challenges of the upcoming winter and beyond. Recruitment for the position will begin in October and the successful candidate will charged with providing clinical and…

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Northern Irish nurse says ‘weary’ staff fear second Covid-19 wave

A senior nurse in Northern Ireland with more than 20 years' experience in emergency care has said she has never before seen colleagues "so worried about the incoming winter". At a time when the number of Covid-19 cases in the country are rising, Roisin Devlin,…

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RCN schedules 2021 vote on re-joining global nursing federation

Members of the Royal College of Nursing will be asked to vote next year on whether the college should re-join the International Council of Nurses. Ahead of the planned vote at its 2021 annual general meeting, the college is set to hold an engagement exercise…

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RCN row continues as petitioners complain of being shut out

The Royal College of Nursing presidential election row is continuing to rumble on despite promises of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). The college’s governing council announced yesterday that it would be calling an EGM in the near future to give members an opportunity to air…

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Europe will extend year of the nurse and midwife into 2021

The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife will be extended in Europe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced. The a World Health Organization (WHO) had dedicated 2020 to nurses and midwives to showcase and celebrate the work of the…

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No patient safety without nurse safety, governments warned

Patient safety and the safety of nurses are “two sides of the same coin”, nursing leaders across the UK and globally have warned today. They are using this year's World Patient Safety Day to call for action and investment in order to protect nurse health…

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