Matthew Mckew

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'Culture of abuse' at two care homes, sparks RCN warning

Thirteen people responsible for abusing residents with significant learning disabilities and putting them into isolation without toilet facilities have been sentenced.

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RCN urges nurses to get to place of safety in terror attacks

Following the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, where one nurse died trying to save the lives of others, the RCN has issued guidance on how to respond to unexpected incidents and emergencies

Karen Roberts
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Macmillan appoints first chief nurse

Karen Roberts says she is thrilled to be taking up the post.

Nurse vacancies
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Nurse vacancies at all-time high in Scotland

Vacancies and spend on temporary staff continue to rise.

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Nurses urged to vote by RCN general secretary

The voice of nursing must be heard, RCN general secretary Janet Davies has said in a her final blog post before the general election on Thursday.

Bedford Hospital
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Car vandalised after nurse has 'no option' but to park on street

A nurse and other NHS staff have had their cars scratched and angry notes left on their windscreens after parking on a residential street.

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Chemicals in cigarette smoke shown to damage foetal liver cells

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke damage foetal liver cells, a study has found.

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Mentors could be replaced as part of ‘radical’ education overhaul

Nursing and Midwifery Council proposes use of supervisors and assessors.

Jackie Smith
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NMC chief responds to concerns over language test review

Chief executive Jackie Smith says language requirements for international nurses may not change, and review ‘does not mean we are going to lower the test score’.

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Guidance to help health professionals recognise signs of stroke in children

Updated guidelines on how to recognise the signs of a stroke in a child have been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Stroke Association.

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More focus on mental health needed

Not enough priority is being given to mental health by flagship NHS vanguards, a new report by The King's Fund and Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has said.

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PJ paralysis Twitter campaign gets trusts moving

What started as a simple Twitter discussion about getting patients dressed and out of their pyjamas has snowballed into an international success story.

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Nurse ‘used Google Translate to get by on shift’ in Welsh nursing home

A nurse with ‘little understanding’ of English relied on Google Translate while working at a nursing home in Wales, inspectors found.

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Governments fail on parity of esteem, congress hears

UK governments have failed to ensure mental and physical health have parity of esteem, RCN congress concluded.

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NMC to ‘take stock’ of language tests for overseas nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to review tests to determine the language skills of overseas nurses.

older docs
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Doctors' age linked to mortality risk for older patients

Patients aged 65 or over treated by older doctors in US hospitals were slightly more likely to die than those treated by younger doctors, except when high volumes of patients were being treated, a study has found.

dawne garrett
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RCNi frailty resource showcased at congress

Frailty is not about age but is a physical condition, and nurses can access a wide variety of learning tools on the RCNi website, a fringe event at congress heard.

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Motion to reduce practice hours defeated at congress

A motion calling for a reduction in clinical placement hours for nursing students was defeated at RCN congress.