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Jobless nurses in Kenya to be offered ‘special route’ to work in NHS

Unemployed nurses in Kenya are to be offered work in health services across the UK, as part of a new arrangement between the two nations' governments. The deal, backed by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, will see nurses and health workers in the African country currently…

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Nurse reports to guardian scheme increased during year of pandemic

A record number of concerns were raised with Freedom to Speak Up Guardians during the year of the coronavirus pandemic, including nearly 6,000 from nurses and midwives. In 2020-21, 29% of all cases lodged were by nurses and midwives, making them the occupation most likely…

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New equipment to allow university to train more nurses in endoscopy

Cancer diagnosis training is set to open up to more nurses thanks to a programme being launched in Liverpool. The Liverpool John Moores University already offers endoscopy training as part of a partnership with Mersey School of Endoscopy at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. “Our…

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London-based nurse to represent refugees in Olympic weightlifting

A weightlifter, who was inspired to become a nurse in London thanks to the support he received when seeking asylum from Cameroon, is set to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this weekend. Cyrille Tchatchet II, a physical health lead nurse for Harrow inpatient…

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Midwives urged to encourage pregnant women to get Covid-19 jab

Midwives and priamry care nurses have been urged to ramp up efforts to encourage pregnant women to have the Covid-19 vaccine, following the release of concerning new data. The chief midwifery officer for England has written to midwives and GP practices calling on health professionals…

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West Sussex trust appoints former RCN chief executive as new chair

Former Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter has been appointed as chair of an NHS trust in West Sussex. Dr Carter will take up the role at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in October 2021 following the retirement…

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Nurses to march to No 10 in protest against ‘underwhelming’ pay deal

Nurses and colleagues are gearing up to march to Downing Street and express their anger and disappointment over the government’s latest pay deal for those working in England’s NHS. Members of Unite’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital branch will assemble on Friday to show ministers…

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Hospice where nurses were ‘de-skilled’ is placed into special measures

A nurse-led hospice has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found a number of “significant issues” that had put patients’ safety at risk. Barnsley Hospice in South Yorkshire has been given an overall “inadequate” rating by the CQC…

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Amanda Pritchard confirmed as first female head of NHS in England

Amanda Pritchard has been appointed chief executive of NHS England, making her the first woman to hold the top job in the 70 year history of the health service. Ms Pritchard is set to take over when Lord Stevens stands down at the end of…

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Mental health needs of frontline nurses ‘not met during pandemic’

Nursing staff working on the Covid-19 frontline needed more consistent mental health care, according to findings from a new UK study. The mental health support offered to respiratory nurses working with Covid-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic was “inconsistent”, the study found.…

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RCN plannings protests against ‘inadequate’ nurse pay award

The Royal College of Nursing is planning a ‘summer of action’ to protest against the 3% pay increase that has been announced for nurses and other NHS workers in England. Last week’s annaouncement that, for their “extraordinary efforts” during the coronavirus pandemic, nurses and other…

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Foundation trust in North East appoints new chief nurse

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Gillian Findley as its new chief nurse. Ms Findley joins the Gateshead-based provider from County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group, where she has been director of nursing and quality for the last seven years. “I’m passionate…

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Plea for funding to support NHS through ‘hardest yet’ phase of pandemic

The NHS is under as much pressure now as at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and will require continued emergency-levels of funding to get through the winter ahead, health service leaders have warned the government. In a letter addressed to the prime minister, the…

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Nurses facing investigation to be offered ‘buddy’ support through new pilot

A new buddy scheme pilot is being launched to support nurses and midwives whose fitness to practise is being investigated. The “Buddy – hold my hand” pilot will begin in September and is being run by the campaign organisation NMC Watch with funding from the…

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Chief nurse appointed across two London trusts in integration drive

An experienced senior nurse has been appointed as chief nurse across both a hospital and a community trust in London, as part of a drive to achieve more integrated ways of working. Nic Kane has accepted the position as chief nurse for Kingston Hospital NHS…

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Police investigating struck-off anti-vax nurse after likening NHS staff to Nazis

The police are investigating comments made at the weekend by a struck-off nurse at an anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protest, where she likened Nazis executed after the Nuremberg trials to NHS staff giving Covid-19 jabs. Kay Shemirani, more commonly known as Kate, is a conspiracy theorist…

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More mental health nurses needed to meet proposed access guarantees

New government proposals on improving access to mental health services will require investment in the nursing workforce if they are to be realised, mental health leaders have warned. They said having “enough staff with the right training” would be a challenge to rolling out new…

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Nurses in Northern Ireland still ‘anxiously waiting’ for pay deal

Nurses in Northern Ireland deserve to know what pay award they will be receiving “as soon as possible”, the Royal College of Nursing has urged, as the wait for an announcement continues. Health staff on Agenda for Change contracts in Northern Ireland are yet to…

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First-of-its-kind study aims to support midwives with substance use

A new research project has been launched to identify the rate of problematic substance use among midwives in the UK and to try and help ensure appropriate support and intervention is in place. A midwifery academic at Coventry University, Dr Sally Pezaro, is leading work…

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Nurse brings Sepsis Six care bundle to life with creative characters

A nurse’s creative idea for educating colleagues about the management of sepsis has been rolled out by her trust. Jess Davies, critical care nurse and former sepsis champion at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, has created characters to represent the Sepsis Six. The…

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