Matthew Mckew

Nursing Standard

Reinstate nurse training budgets and make realistic pay offer, MPs tell the government

Commons health committee's report on the nursing workforce issues sweeping recommendations, including monitoring of tuition fee changes and action on CPD funding

End of life care
Nursing Standard

Hundreds have their say in end of life care survey

Nurses and HCAs from all fields and settings urged to share their experiences of caring for people in their final days of life, in joint Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey

Houses of Parliament
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MPs draw up nurse workforce plan to halt exodus from the register

Commons nursing workforce review highlights pressures stemming from training squeeze, student attrition and 'staying late'.

Nursing Standard

More nursing vacancies than ever before, report uncovers

The nursing recruitment crisis is deepening with more vacancies than ever, particularly in areas with high living costs, official figures reveal today.

Nursing Standard

RCN urges members to join ‘NHS in crisis’ rally

Organising groups for London march are calling for better funding and an end to all privatisation in the health service

Nursing Standard

Internet service boosts uptake of STI test for high-risk groups

Providing internet-based testing for sexually transmitted infections could increase the number of people being tested, including those in high-risk groups, a study shows

Primary Health Care

Community nurses embrace cost-saving agile working programme

How one tissue viability service is thriving from its prudent hot-desk switch

Nursing Standard

Mindfulness training helps ease stress among university students

Training in mindfulness can help reduce stress for university students during exam time, a study finds

Nursing Standard

Decline in learning disability nurses prompts warning

Decisive action is needed to address falls in the number of learning disability nurses if ‘catastrophic’ consequences are to be avoided, a consultant nurse has warned after figures showing declines in the discipline

Katie Dutton
Nursing Standard

Nursing students' innovative sepsis training scheme already oversubscribed

More than 100 nursing students have been trained as 'sepsis champions' to spot the signs of the potentially fatal blood poisoning.

Maria Caulfield
Nursing Standard

Maria Caulfield MP: Backlash over new women’s role

Conservative MP for Lewes and cancer nurse Maria Caulfield criticised for her stand on abortion after promotion in cabinet reshuffle.

Nursing Standard

Tapeworm medicine may hold clue to new treatments for Parkinson’s

New treatments for Parkinson’s disease could be developed from a molecule found in a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections, a study suggests

Jeremy Hunt
Nursing Standard

Hunt stays as health secretary, with added remit of social care

Jeremy Hunt now also has responsibility for social care

Nursing Standard

Weight management programme helps remission of type 2 diabetes

A low-calorie weight management programme could help to put type 2 diabetes into remission, with significant weight loss resulting in lasting remission, researchers say

Nursing Standard

Feelings of unfairness at work tied to more sickness absences

Staff who feel unfairly treated at work are likely to be off sick more frequently and for longer, underlining the need for fair treatment of employees, researchers say.

Nursing Standard

Greater delegation needed to improve older people's care, study finds

Older people’s care can be ‘significantly’ improved across England through better coordination of services, a leading thinktank has said

Trolley corridor
Nursing Standard

Nursing Standard straw poll reveals 90% of respondents believe winter pressures are worse than 2016-17

Nurses have demanded the prime minister and health secretary join them on the front line during what many are calling the ‘worst winter crisis’ in NHS history

Michael Brown
Nursing Standard

Former RCN council chair urges caution on industrial action over pay

Now is not the time to call a ballot over pay, the outgoing RCN council chair has told frustrated members.