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Staff engagement linked to agency spending savings, report finds

Staff motivation and involvement are not only good for employee’s health, but saves trusts’ millions of pounds in agency fees, a new report has found.

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CNO summit: ‘three Ps’ toolkit encouraging nurses to promote good health launched

England chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and Public Health England’s Viv Bennett promoting optimal health via the ‘three Ps’ – Prevention, Protection and Promotion

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Nurses should know their shifts a year in advance, Hunt tells directors of nursing

Technology should be used to enable nurses to know their shift pattern a year in advance, which would help people working under pressure and cut sickness rates, Jeremy Hunt tells the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit

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Universities must make use of government funding to boost nursing numbers, says CNO for England

England's chief nursing officer has called on universities to expand the number of nursing student places offered, as part of her drive to improve nurse numbers

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Informal learning one alternative amid CPD shortfall, chief nurse tells summit

Chief nursing officer acknowledges nurses’ frustration over funding cuts, but says profession should explore other opportunities for development and training

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England’s chief nurse says NHS ‘trumps every healthcare system in the world’

Jane Cummings used her summit speech to promote a new nursing recruitment campaign

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Nursing candidates should not be judged solely on A-level results, says healthcare academic

Martin Steggall says ‘the acquisition of A-levels isn’t necessarily a good proxy measure for being a good nurse'.

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‘More interprofessional working needed in nurse education’

Academic tells RCN Wales leadership summit changes to preregistration education are a start, but further measures are needed to deliver holistic, community-based care

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Philip Graf to succeed Dame Janet Finch as chair of NMC

Philip Graf, a law graduate who has held key roles in the media and government regulation, will succeed Dame Janet Finch as chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), taking over the post in May

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Nurses are going the extra mile despite the snow

Nurses are going above and beyond to get to work during the snow storm

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Dedicated staff battle through 'beast from the east'

Nurses have battled against the 'beast from the east' and Storm Emma to reach patients over the last few days despite rail and road travel chaos

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Low ratings of children’s services blamed on nursing shortage

A shortage of nurses and a poor culture of reporting incidents is contributing to the low ratings of many children’s services in England, says a report by NHS Improvement

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Duchess of Cambridge: nurses are awe-inspiring

Duchess helps launch Nursing Now campaign with a call for more nurses to be trained worldwide.

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Why now is the time to have a national conversation on death and dying

A national conversation is needed about death and dying, a leading hospice charity has said

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Nurse vacancies in England down in Oct-Dec but stay above 10%,  first official figures show

Nurse vacancy rates in England fell in the last three months of 2017 but remain above 10% and are most severe in London, the first official figures on the profession's shortages reveal

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Nurses invited to meet Prince Charles at palace  reception

Nurses from across the UK have been invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in March hosted by the Prince of Wales

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RCN reiterates call to improve provision of learning disability liaison nurses

College president tells Mencap conference that more nurse training in this specialty is urgently needed

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Nurse’s alert system helps carers spot pressure ulcer warning signs

Personalised alert cards for patients, carers and family members give specific instructions on care and observations, and have helped reduce serious incidents related to pressure ulcers at a London trust