Chris Longhurst

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RCN welcomes plan to double NHS volunteers

A scheme aimed at doubling the number of volunteers working in the NHS by 2021 has been welcomed by the RCN

Duchess of Cambs
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Duchess of Cambridge to launch Nursing Now

Three-year campaign aims to boost the status of nursing around the world

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RCN’s Janet Davies warns ‘there is so much to sort’ regarding Brexit’s implications for nursing

College’s general secretary tells forum that many unforeseen challenges may yet present themselves

Nurse associate
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NMC publishes draft list of required nurse associate skills

A list of proposed skills for nursing associates has been published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council ahead of a formal consultation.

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Reassurance is a must for EU nurses and carers ahead of Brexit

More needs to be done to reassure thousands of nurses and carers about their right to remain in the UK once it leaves the European Union, the RCN has insisted

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RCN Congress to discuss recruitment and retention

... And should nurses be allowed to carry water bottles

Clinical waste
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Nurses revealed to be leading producers of NHS waste

Nursing teams would benefit the most from NHS trusts employing dedicated specialist waste managers, a report has concluded

Nursing degree costs
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RCN criticises ‘short-sighted’ move to scrap bursary for postgraduate nursing students

College says the government ‘seems hell-bent on reducing the supply of talent into nursing’

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NICE issues mental health guidelines for the criminal justice system

New quality standards have been published to help nurses and other healthcare staff recognise, assess and manage mental health problems in adults who are in contact with the criminal justice system

Nurse Awards
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – deadline for entries extended to 23 February

RCNi Nurse Awards - entry deadline extended

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Nine month suspension for nurse who falsified end of life patient's notes

A nurse who admitted deliberately falsifying the notes of an end of life patient who was left in soiled clothing in bed, has been suspended for nine months.

Talking therapies
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Some mental health patients face waits of up to two years for psychological therapies, study reveals

Nine out of ten health providers keep no record of the length of time people experiencing serious mental health problems must wait before accessing psychological therapies, an investigation has revealed.

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RCN wants your views in e-nurse consultation

Nurses asked to describe how they use technology in their practice, and how ditigal skills could be used in nursing in the future

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Patients more likely to see care as poor in hospitals with many temporary staff, study shows

Hospital trusts employing high numbers of temporary staff are more likely to have their quality of care rated poor by patients, a study shows

Mental health funding
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Mental health funding not reaching services, trust governors warn

Nurses among senior members of a London trust who are calling on local MPs to take action, as mental health funding is ‘nowhere near enough to meet increasing demand’

London Assembly
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Marginalised groups ‘bear undue proportion of mental ill-health’

London Assembly committee report recommends action to improve access to timely, appropriate support for LGBT and deaf people, those with disabilities and recently released prisoners

plate of food
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Optimising nutritional intake of people with pressure ulcers

Tips for nursing staff are a reminder of the link between diet and skin viability.

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UK falls behind rest of the world in nurse numbers, think tank reports

A drop in the number of nurses compared to population size has seen the UK lag behind other major world economies, according to analysis by a think tank