Matthew Mckew

Defibrillator awareness campaign
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Nurses in Wales take CPR campaign to the top of Snowdon

Two nurses aim to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death.

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Trusts hope to grow their own nurses

New pathway to help healthcare assistants train to become registered nurses

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Stress leave rates among ambulance staff ‘disturbing’, says union

One in eight staff at England’s ten ambulance trusts have taken time off due to stress or anxiety in the past year, figures from the GMB show

Competency passport
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‘Passport’ will standardise training for all London cancer nurses

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) passport scheme will mean all cancer nurses in London are trained to same level of competency and can move trusts more easily

Lawson and Wickens
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Nurse-led social media drive boosts communication with young people

The power of social media has been recognised during a week of presentations at a London trust.

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New generation of Nightingale Nurses to be recognised for excellence

A new generation of Nightingale Nurses will be created at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Mother and baby
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New mother and baby units announced to support women with serious mental health conditions

Four new mother and baby units will open in England to support women with the most serious mental health conditions.

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Suicide rates fall in England and Wales, but rise in Scotland

Suicide figures have fallen over the last year, but more than 5,600 people still lost their life in 2016.

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Nurse retires after nearly 40 years at Northampton hospital

Leading nurse and midwife Valerie McGurk, a 2002 Nurse Awards commendee, will fundraise for Cancer Research UK in her retirement.

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Scrap the cap: nurse pay set for another Parliament vote

The 1% pay cap is set to be lifted for police and prison officers, prompting speculation that nurses’ pay may increase too.

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No such thing as ‘healthy’ obesity

Researchers are urging a rethink over the term ‘metabolically healthy obesity’ after linking it with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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RCN updates school nurse toolkit

A revised toolkit for school nurses has been published by the RCN.

Scrap the Cap
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Thousands of nurses gather for pay rally

RCN rally calls for end to 1% pay cap

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Scrap the Cap

2,000 nurses expected at Parliament Square rally calling for pay cap to be removed

Nicola Sturgeon
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Pay cap to be lifted in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon confirms

The Scottish First Minister has committed to lifting the 1% public sector pay cap in Scotland from next year.

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Exclusive: nursing degree apprenticeships stalled by education changes and funding

Only 30 nurse apprentices will begin university courses this September, well below the 1,000 a year predicted by the government, in a delay caused by funding issues and changes in education standards.

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Poor survival rate seen for cancer patients with delirium

Patients with advanced cancer who present at emergency departments with delirium have a poor survival rate, showing the need for delerium to be diagnosed early, a new study has found.

Male nursing student
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Coventry University offers bursaries to encourage more men into nursing

Bursary aims to address gender imbalance on courses.