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NMC proposes changes to English language requirements

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is asking its council to approve a public consultation on amending English language requirements for internationally trained applicants, to ensure the processes are "fair and reliable". This request comes after concerns that have been raised about the current requirements, as…

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Nurses at Welsh hospital ‘overworked, bullied and afraid to speak out’

A health board in Wales is to launch a review into reports of nurses being bullied in the workplace and pressured to take on additional shifts because of staff shortages. Nurses at the Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor claimed that staff morale had “never been…

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Monkeypox training offered to clinicians as cases in England double

Clinicians are being provided with training about monkeypox as confirmed cases of the virus in England have doubled in two days. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced today that it had detected 11 additional patients in the country with monkeypox. "We continue to rapidly…

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No room for complacency on speaking up, national guardian tells Nursing Times

Every nurse must feel safe to raise concerns at work and know they will be heard, the nurse appointed to lead the speak up agenda in England has urged in her first interview with Nursing Times since taking on the national role. Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark…

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Work moves forward on ‘modernising’ nurse education post-Brexit

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is looking to launch a public consultation into changes it wants to make to its pre-registration education standards for nursing, following the UK’s departure from the European Union. After several months of reviewing its education standards, the nursing regulator has…

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NMC to seek approval for revamped community nursing standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced it is ready to finalise its new community nursing standards following a “challenging journey” to reach this point. The regulator has been drawing up and consulting on new standards for a range of public health and community nursing…

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Health workforce ‘left exposed and vulnerable’ during pandemic

The UK government failed to protect, promote and support the healthcare workforce during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new British Medical Association (BMA) report The report, which will form part of the BMA’s submission to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, included anecdotal evidence from…

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Call for vigilance amid detection of monkeypox cases in UK

A rapid investigation is underway into a cluster of monkeypox cases in the UK, as nurses are reminded of their “key role” in providing advice and raising awareness amid the evolving situation. The UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA) has detected nine cases of monkeypox between…

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Apology from nursing director after trust fined for patient deaths

The director of nursing at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has issued an apology on behalf of the trust after it was fined in court today over failures in care which led to the deaths of two patients. Three charges were brought against the…

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Nurse-led group launches to support Black men with prostate cancer

A dedicated nurse-led group has been launched by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, to support Black men coping with the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The Brother to Brother, Man to Man group was set up by Guy's Cancer in partnership with…

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Concern over rise in nurses leaving NMC register

The number of nurses leaving the profession has increased for the first time in recent years, with more than 25,000 allowing their registration to lapse in 2021-22. As well as 25,219 nurses, the Nursing and Midwifery Council register also lost 1,474 midwives, 306 dual registered…

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Care home throws graduation for nurse who missed hers in India

A West Yorkshire care home threw a graduation celebration this week for one of its nursing staff, who was unable to attend her graduation ceremony in India. Sixteen members of staff and 14 residents at Manor Park Care Home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care…

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Nursing groups welcome new guidance on sepsis and antibiotics

New national guidelines have been released by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to address the way that healthcare professionals, including nurses, treat sepsis. The guidelines, released on May 12, propose significant changes in the way that people with suspected sepsis are treated with antibiotics,…

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Learning disability training receives ‘positive feedback’ from nurses

Nurses who are trialling the new Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disabilities and Autism have reported feeling “more empowered” to support neurodiverse patients. The programme, which was recently enshrined in law in England, is named after Oliver whose death shone a light on the…

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London trust announces plans for new nurse training academy

A new training academy for nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professions (AHPs) is being developed by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The site, which is set to open its doors in 2023, will provide dedicated simulation, teaching and conference rooms for nursing, midwifery and…

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Nurse degree apprenticeship hits milestone of 6,000 students

More than 6,000 students have enrolled on registered nurse degree apprenticeships since the programme began in 2017, new figures from Health Education England (HEE) reveal. HEE stated that this new figure represented a “welcomed boost” to the government target of expanding the nurse workforce by…

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RaDonda Vaught: Former nurse in court over drug error avoids prison

A US woman has been spared prison for a fatal medication error she made while working as a hospital nurse, marking the conclusion of a case that has caught the attention of the nursing profession globally. RaDonda Vaught, 38, was sentenced on Friday to three…

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Mental health trust looking to recruit hundreds of additional nurses

A North London mental health trust has set out plans to secure 260 additional nurses as part of a drive to fill existing empty posts, ensure more people are cared for closer to home and address increased demand born out of the coronavirus pandemic. The…

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Crewe hospital staff challenge trust over reinstatement of parking charges

Hospital staff, including nurses, have launched a collective grievance over the reinstatement of car parking charges at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. The hospital, part of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), reintroduced parking charges on 1 May 2022, following a national waiver on…

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