Shift changes ‘may compromise safety on dementia ward’
Independent Federation of Nursing says proposed longer breaks for nurses on Glasgow hospital’s dementia and mental health wards could affect care and increase patient aggression
Shortfall in mental healthcare for expectant and new mothers, survey reveals
The Royal College of Midwives has called for increased investment in maternal mental health services in response to a survey of more than 2,300 mothers
Cancer charity warns of potential shortfall of 7,000 clinical nurse specialists
Macmillan Cancer Support has called for ambitious action from Health Education England to plug workforce gaps and reduce pressures on existing clinical nurse specialists.
Rates of hospital readmissions for COPD patients rise since 2008
A national audit found 43% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients are readmitted to hospital at least once within 90 days of discharge, compared to 33% in 2008
Nurses more likely to receive no sanction at FtP hearing with RCN representation
RCN analysis figures show nurses with RCN representation are more likely to have no sanction brought against them at Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness to practise hearings than those without representation.
UK cancer rates rising nearly six times faster in women than men
Figures released by Cancer Research UK have highlighted potentially bad lifestyle factors causing rising cancer rates in women.
Unite protest against proposed Yorkshire health visitor cuts
Humber NHS Foundation Trust is consulting on changes to its public health nursing service...
Nursing workwear company plans £10,000 fundraising drive for nurses in hardship
Staff at a nursing workwear company are planning bike rides, fun runs and bake sales to raise £10,000 for nurses in hardship.
Project aims to develop social care robot for older people
Academics are to explore whether 'culturally aware' robots could help care for older people in future.
A&E nurses working in intolerable conditions, RCN Northern Ireland director says
RCN Northern Ireland director Janice Smyth has said nurses are ‘under extreme stress’ in response to the latest emergency waiting time figures.
Healthcare staff urged to talk to patients who may feel suicidal
Head of charity Papyrus says staff must take the first step
‘Factors that protect against suicide less well understood than risk’
Research is needed into the relationships that protect people against suicide risk, says mental health expert
Nurses do not speak in 75% of cancer multidisciplinary team meetings, research finds
A study commissioned by Cancer Research UK has found that nurses do not frequently speak in multidisciplinary meetings relating to cancer care.
Almost half of patients with lung cancer are not seen by a nurse specialist, audit reveals
The latest national lung cancer audit found insufficient numbers of patients are seen by lung cancer nurse specialists.
Hospital staff lack confidence and knowledge to care for people with mental health conditions, warns report
Hospital staff often lack the knowledge or confidence to care for people with mental health conditions appropriately, according a major new review.
Some healthcare professionals lack skills in caring for older people with cancer, says report
A report commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support has called for a basic education framework to improve the knowledge of healthcare professionals working with older people with cancer.
Counsellors reluctant to disclose clients’ suicide risk to GPs
Counsellors ‘massively under-report’ clients at risk of harming themselves
Schools should revisit their anti-bullying policy to help prevent suicide
Expert on suicide prevention tells conference to stop ignoring victims of bullying.