Use local suicide prevention plans, urges mental health charity chief
Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said local suicide prevention plans will only succeed if stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, engage with them.
Academic calls for wider access to suicide prevention training for nurses
A nurse academic with a family experience of suicide has called for all nurses to undergo...
Unions raise concern over ‘therapy associate’ role
Health Education England may consider a ‘bridging role’ that combines nursing and therapy.
Nottinghamshire trust shelves plans to axe 60 health visitors
The Unite union opposed plans to cut posts
Age UK enlists nurses’ help to tackle loneliness in older people
Pilot scheme by charity Age UK is helping nurses identify lonely older people and refer them for support
University to open new nursing school to ease students’ commutes
The University of Plymouth is to open its third nursing teaching site in a bid to cut down travel times for students.
Concern at rise in delayed discharge from mental health trusts
Delayed discharge from mental health and learning disability trusts in England up 56%
Red Cross defends claim of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in NHS
British charity’s chief executive renews warning about crisis in the UK’s hospital and ambulance services, after prime minister Theresa May rejects the description
91-year-old nurse reunited with patient more than 60 years on
Bill Douglas tracked down retired ward sister Margaret Ancell to thank her for saving his life when he was a baby
Majority of hospice care is community-based
Research by the charity Hospice UK reveals that less than a fifth of hospice care for adults is delivered in inpatient units
Wales cancer plan calls for wider access to palliative care training
A plan for cancer services in Wales calls for palliative care training for nurses and improved access to clinical nurse specialists.
Rapid treatment chair cuts chemotherapy waiting times
Nurse-led service at Wirral cancer centre frees up bays for patients requiring more complex treatment
Plans to axe up to 60 health visitors in Nottinghamshire will 'hit deprived families'
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is making cuts from its health visitor...
Former fisherman set for new nursing role on offshore rigs
Nurse Norman Todd’s years of studying and training have led to role as health and safety advisor for oil and gas company
Child health nurse wins RCN Wales nurse of the year award
Sian Thomas won the prestigious RCN Wales nurse of the year award for ensuring a child with...
Police cells should not be used for people in mental health crisis, charity urges
Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said the government and the Welsh Assembly should ban the...
Number of non-EU nurses seeking UK registration soars
Applications to join the NMC register from nurses and midwives outside Europe more than treble in two years.
Rise in number of nurses referred to the NMC
The number of nurses and midwives being referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council has...