Nick Evans

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Redeployment of children's nurses

COVID-19: how redeployment is affecting children’s services

Increasing capacity in intensive care will have knock-on effects for children

Picture of a newborn in a neonatal care unit

Plans for US-style project for parents with babies in neonatal intensive care units

Applications for the Sweeney Programme are being sought from UK NICUs for the first time

A patient with learning disabilities and a dental nurse. Picture: Tim George

Learning disability nurses are key to improving care, finds NIHR report

A review by the National Institute for Health Research outlines ways to improve health and social care for people with learning disabilities

Illustration shows a red telephone with overlapping images of the handset to show it is ringing. NHS 111, the front door to the urgent care system, handles millions of calls a year but some question its usefulness.

How effective is the NHS 111 service?

NHS 111 handles millions of calls a year, but some question its usefulness

Parents of seriously ill children need dedicated mental health support

Rainbow Trust report finds parents experience ‘shock, fear, anxiety and helplessness’

Image shows service user Bethany with her father and mother

Cause for optimism on a learning disability nursing ‘reset’ in 2020

After a mixed 2019, what can the sector look forward to this year?

ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

With EDs under increasing pressure, one department has been singled out for its progress

Picture shows a premature baby asleep in an incubator. New guidelines for nurses examine the stark decisions that arise when caring for extremely premature babies.

Neonatal nursing: new guidelines on caring for very premature babies

BAPM guidelines outline the stark decisions that may arise when caring for extremely premature babies

Social care funding

Funding and workforce issues increasing 'fragility' of social care, says CQC

A CQC report shows there are not enough adult social care services to keep up with demand

Photo of a child receiving a vaccination

How will the government tackle the drop in children's immunisation rates?

Home secretary may consider compulsory vaccination, but NHS staff are unconvinced

Abbie Rix (left), nursing associate trainee at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with patient experience group member Kevin Preen Picture: Barney Newman

Are nursing associates a benefit to the learning disability sector?

HEE’s £2 million recruitment drive will include 150 places for the recently created role

Child with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders

Why it is vital to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome disorders

The exposure of children to alcohol in the womb is a growing problem in the UK

End of treatment bells in cancer wards: sound of hope or upsetting jangle?

Ringing an end of treatment bell is spreading in the NHS, but not everyone welcomes it

Autism Act revamp on the way in England

Heralded as a sea change in support and treatment the Autism Act 2009 is to be updated

Northern Ireland looks to consolidate stroke care into hyper acute units

Proposed stroke care models to offer 24/7 expert care and career development for nurses

NHS set to save lives and money in new safety era

Strategy aimed at pulling NHS safety systems together to improve care over coming decade

Advice on resolving disagreements with the families of critically ill children

How to manage cases where parents conflict with decisions about life-sustaining treatment

Durvalumab: NICE recommends new lung cancer treatment

New drug is 'biggest advance' seen for some time in treating certain lung cancers

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