Kimberley Hackett

Health visitor with mother and child
Nursing Standard

NMC confirms new post-registration education standards for specialist community nurses

Council also reveals changes to specialist practice qualifications

Nurse associate role
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First overseas-trained nursing associates join the NMC register

It’s now one year since the first UK-trained cohort joined NHS teams in England

Rapid response teams including nurses will visit older people at home within two hours of referral
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Community rapid response teams will support older people at home, says NHS

Initiative aims to prevent hospital admissions, but RCN questions nurse staffing capacity

Karen Bonner
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New chief nurse is ‘ambassador for whole profession’

Karen Bonner to join Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks from podium
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Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

Ellen, who features in Nursing Standard podcast
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Nursing Standard Podcast discusses an unusual way to finance a nursing degree

Our latest episode features nurse and former stripper Ellen

illustration titled 'listening to your concerns' shows speech bubbles that read 'freedom to speak up'
Nursing Standard

Nurse whistleblowing cases up almost 70%

Bullying and patient safety among reasons for complaints to NHS freedom to speak up guardians

Picture shows an older man having a consultation with a doctor. A campaign is encouraging older people to seek treatment for anxiety and depression after a survey showed they feel they should just ‘get on with it’.
Mental Health Practice

Many older people shrug off anxiety and depression instead of seeking help

Over 65s urged to seek treatment instead of feeling they should ‘just get on with it’

RCN members striking at Mid Ulster Hospital in Northern Ireland
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Pay parity for nurses in Northern Ireland within reach under proposed deal

UK and Irish governments table power sharing deal with commitments on NHS pay and staffing

Illustration showing missing work colleague in a crowd of other workers
Nursing Standard

Two thirds of mental health nurses report staff shortages – survey

RCN calls for urgent investment to grow the workforce in the specialism

Crown Prosecution Service sign
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Assaults on nurses: RCN calls for more detail on number of prosecutions

College says Crown Prosecution Service data fails to specify job roles of emergency workers

RCN Glove Awareness Week
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RCN survey will investigate nurses’ experiences of work-related skin damage

Nurses are invited to talk about their experiences of dermatitis in the workplace

Nursing Standard

Conviction rates for violent assaults on emergency workers on the decline in Scotland

Number of convictions for physical assaults under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act down

Picture shows a young female in a consultation with a GP. Half of teens referred to mental health services by GPs are turned away due to strict eligibility criteria, a survey shows.
Mental Health Practice

54% of children aged 11-18 turned away by CAMHS, say GPs

UK children turned away from mental health services due to strict eligibility criteria

L-R: chief nursing officers Fiona McQueen (Scotland), Ruth May (England), Jean White (Wales) and Charlotte McArdle (Northern Ireland). Nursing takes centre stage in 2020, which is designated the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the WHO.
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Shine a light on the role of nurses in 2020

A look at events in nursing in 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

collage of faces of some of the nurses named in the new year's honours list
Nursing Standard

Nurses named in New Year’s Honours: we’re proud, privileged and humbled

Nurses from diverse settings and specialties honoured for services to the profession

Picture shows a young child on a ventilator. More specialist nurses needed to train carers for children on ventilation at home, an expert says.
Nursing Children and Young People

Specialist nurses needed to give training on care for children on ventilation at home

Children on long-term ventilation are being harmed due to lack of training or poor equipment

Conservative party election win
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RCN vows to hold Conservatives to account over campaign pledges for nurses

Newly-elected Conservatives urged to tackle nursing shortages and release funds for students