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Nurses key to successful digital comms roll-out at Yorkshire hospital

High uptake by nurses of a clinical communications app rolled out at Sheffield Children’s Hospital is helping make handovers quicker and safer, according to those behind the project. The CareFlow Connect app, provided by System C Healthcare, is designed to give staff easy and secure…

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RCN Scotland survey suggests 60% of nurses considering quitting job

Six out of 10 nurses are considering leaving or actively planning to leave their current role, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland. RCN Scotland has today released results from the union’s latest employment survey, which was carried out before…

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Nurses facing the sack protest mandatory Covid-19 vaccine rules

Nurses and midwives were among thousands who protested over the weekend against mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS and care staff, as they face potential dismissal in the coming weeks. Staff and members of the public marched throughout different cities across England to object to upcoming…

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Only one paediatric intensive care unit operating with enough nurses

Results from an annual paediatric intensive care report have revealed a shortage of specialist nurses in the UK and Ireland, and found that frequently healthcare assistants were making up the difference. The report by the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network found that only one paediatric…

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Deliveroo and RCN charity to partner on nurse training programme

Deliveroo and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation have announced a partnership to deliver a training programme for NHS nursing and midwifery staff across the UK. The food delivery company said it had raised £300,000 through customer and partner donations from its Supporting the…

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Nurse joins board of Black Country mental health provider

A nurse with a “wealth of experience” and a “passion for local health services” in the East Midlands has been appointed to a position on the board of a mental health provider. Dr Janet Bailey, who has over 40 years’ experience as a registered nurse,…

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Student nurses urged to have Covid-19 jab or risk ability to join register

Nursing students who have not been double vaccinated against Covid-19 by April will not be able to undertake clinical placements, risking their ability to complete their studies and join the register. New guidance published by Health Education England (HEE) on 21 January offers answers to…

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Unions demand ‘decent wage boost’ for NHS staff in evidence to pay body

A total of 14 unions have called on the government to produce an NHS pay award large enough to stop more nurses and other health staff from quitting and to attract new recruits. If this is not done, unions warned in evidence to the NHS…

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Paediatrics study finds nurses ‘especially’ impacted by pandemic

A study looking at the effects of the pandemic on paediatric oncology services around the world has found that nurses especially faced tougher conditions. The study, Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pediatric oncology providers globally: A mixed-methods study, was published by Wiley online in…

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Post-Covid-19 global nursing workforce challenges ‘too big to be ignored’

Calls have been made for a long-term action plan to address global nursing shortages amid serious concerns over the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the recruitment and retention of nurses across the world. A new report published today by global nursing leaders provides…

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Green Party peer says improving nurse pay a ‘matter of justice’

Improving the pay of nurses is a "matter of justice", the former leader of the Green Party has urged, noting that some nurses were having to go to foodbanks to feed their families. In a powerful speech in the House of Lords yesterday, Natalie Bennett,…

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New category announced for the 2022 Student Nursing Times Awards

We are excited to announce a new Student Nursing Times Award category for 2022 which is now accepting entries – Student Nurse of the Year: Clinical Research. Thank you to the National Institute for Health Research, which is sponsoring the category and helped shape the…

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Former CNO backs calls to delay mandatory Covid-19 vaccines

A former chief nursing officer (CNO) for England and now Bishop of London has joined calls to delay the implementation of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for NHS staff, citing concerns around the “harm” the move will have on the workforce. Dame Sarah Mullally made the comments…

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Study shows importance of nurse-patient connection in mental health care

The therapeutic relationship between a nurse and a young mental health patient is "crucial to good outcomes", a new study has found. However, results from the University of Manchester and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust research also said that sometimes nursing staff did not have…

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Northern Ireland’s nurses to receive additional one-off pay increase

Nurses in Northern Ireland are to receive an additional one-off pay increase backdated to April 2021, it has been announced. Health minister Robin Swann has today confirmed that after months of exploring funding budgets, he will invest a further £25m into the country’s health and…

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Ireland announces Covid-19 bank holiday and bonus for nurses

The Republic of Ireland is marking the work its health workers have done during the pandemic by giving them a bonus, while the country will also get a bank holiday to honour all Covid-19 victims and workers. Eligible frontline health workers, including nurses, midwives and…

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Care home worker ‘fairly’ sacked over Covid-19 vaccine refusal

A care assistant who was sacked from the Sheffield care home where she worked because she refused the Covid-19 vaccine has lost an appeal against her dismissal. An employment tribunal determined that the care assistant, named in the report as Ms C Allette, but widely…

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Former CNO for Scotland appointed to drug deaths taskforce

Scotland's former chief nursing officer (CNO) has been appointed to the role of vice-chair of a taskforce that is trying to curb the rising number of drug-related deaths in the country. Professor Fiona McQueen was the CNO for Scotland between 2015 and 2021. "This work…

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‘Capitalise’ on increased interest in nursing seen since Covid-19 – report

The supply of nurse training places in England needs to increase with demand in order to “capitalise on the growth in the popularity of nursing”, which has been largely driven by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has urged. Today, the Universities and Colleges Admissions…

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New NICE proposals on self-harm welcomed by nursing organisations

New draft guidelines on supporting people who have self-harmed will save lives, the professional lead for mental health at the Royal College of Nursing has said. Stephen Jones said the proposed changes put forward by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this…

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