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The Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders.
The full introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives could be delayed in England for two years due to government fears about the current state of NHS finances.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a ‘historic’ moment.
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Professor Juliet Beal has been appointed as the new chief nurse for Guernsey, just a few months after leaving NHS England on secondment.
UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.
There has been an increase in the use of 12 hour nursing shifts that potentially put care quality at risk, according a review commissioned by England’s chief nursing officer.
PATIENT SAFETY: Detectives have launched an investigation into the circumstances of a patient’s death at a learning disability unit in Lincolnshire.
Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.
Nurses working night shifts should get concessions on NHS parking fees in England, under a set of principles announced by the government.
Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.