Matthew Mckew

Comforting colleagues
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Mental health nurses who endure verbal aggression need better support

More attention should be paid to helping mental health nurses manage their reactions to verbal abuse, an academic has suggested.

Bucks New University
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University offers last chance to secure nursing bursary

Bursaries for students starting undergraduate nursing degree courses in England may be history after the scheme was officially scrapped on 1 August – but there is one last chance to secure a nursing bursary for postgraduate studies.

Lynn Weir
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Scottish nurse recognised for contribution to community nursing

A nurse with an interest in person-centred care has won a postgraduate award for her contribution to community nursing.

Shifting budgets
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Money saved by freezing nursing posts is 'being used to shore up budgets elsewhere'

RCN Scotland says that focus on spending cuts and short-term financial planning is proving to be damaging

Musgrove Park Hospital
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Support offered to hospital staff after junior doctor found dead

Mental health and well-being support is being offered to staff at a hospital in Somerset where a junior doctor was found dead.

Prison nurses
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Nurse safety at risk in ‘dangerous’ prisons

RCN has received reports of nurses being held hostage during recent incidents

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Student who beat childhood cancer takes job with nurses who saved her

A newly qualified children’s nurse is to join the team that saved her life when she was two and inspired her to join the profession.

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Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to autism

A link between autism and antidepressants taken in pregnancy has been identified by scientists, who stress the need for caution about their findings.

MPs Karen Lee and Maria Caulfield
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Nurse MPs clash over pay cap campaign

A Conservative MP and cancer nurse who voted against removing the public sector pay cap has been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after agreeing to host a Scrap the Cap parliamentary event.

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Dog owners more active in old age

Older dog owners are likely to be more physically active in the winter than people of similar age are in the summer, being sedentary for 30 minutes less per day, a new study has found.

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Eating advice for children helps parents’ diets

Nutrition advice given to children can also improve parents’ diets, according to scientists who say findings from the ongoing study could be used to plan public health counselling programmes.

Nurse protests in Gateshead
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Nurses across the UK campaign for fairer pay

40 events held as part of Scrap the Cap campaign

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Report warns of ‘urgent workforce challenges’ facing NHS in Scotland

Nurses and other NHS staff in Scotland are facing increasing workload pressures due to a government failure to plan its workforce, according to a new report.

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Healthy eating, exercise lessen chance of C-section

Diet and lifestyle advice for pregnant women could reduce the odds of needing a caesarean section, a new analysis suggests.

Janet Davies
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New data reveals nurse vacancies

Pay restraint and Brexit to blame for falling numbers and rising vacancies, say unions

Guildford crown court
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Nurse who worked elsewhere while claiming sick pay suspended from NMC register

Nurse team leader's role included investigating sick leave at his trust.

Less mental health staff
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Concern over falling mental health nurse numbers

A falling number of mental health nurses has been linked with 'increased risk' in a new England-wide Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

Jon Ashworth
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Crisis in children's health linked to falling school nurse numbers, warns RCN

The RCN has warned that children's health is in crisis and called for the role of school nurses to be championed.