Nick Evans

Nursing Management

Staff retention programme to provide bespoke help for NHS trusts

Retaining staff remains a major problem for the NHS. Over the past six years the proportion of nurses leaving the health service has risen by one quarter, to top 10% in 2016.

Nursing Children and Young People

Roald Dahl charity funds network of specialist nurses

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is the inspiration for a network of specialist nurses to support severely ill children.

Nursing Management

What the election means for the NHS

During the general election on 8 June, polls suggested the NHS was the number one priority on voters' minds, but the result has spread uncertainty and scepticism for the future of the NHS.

Nursing Children and Young People

Updated perinatal palliative standards emphasise choice, needs assessment and bereavement support

A call for greater support in palliative care and bereavement is highlighted in the case of Ana Todorovic and her baby, Nadia.

Nursing Older People

Experts agree on value of screening for irregular heartbeat in older people

A unique programme could be the way forward in detecting irregular heart rates and preventing strokes, study suggests.

Nursing Management

Number crunching: are there enough nurses?

Using freedom of information requests, the RCN has found that despite the Conservative party's statements of increased nursing numbers, all is not as it seems for the nursing profession

Nursing Children and Young People

Report claims the time is right to develop new treatments for severe asthma

To answer fears from people who live with severe cases of asthma, charity group Asthma UK...

Emergency Nurse

NHS England promises to prioritise emergency care

Funding confirmed to help staff manage waiting times.

Nursing Older People

MPs demand urgent review of social care funding

It could take ten years to achieve the cultural and system changes needed for health and social care integration, a committee of MPs has found.

Emergency Nurse

Clock ticking again on four-hour target for emergency departments

Emergency departments in England are being told they must start hitting the operational standard within a year.

Nursing Children and Young People

Advanced practice courses in children's nursing are booming but budget cuts could threaten their future

London South Bank University's RCN-accredited advanced nurse practitioner course has seen numbers nearly double over the past three years and many predict a role for community nurses in light of the lack of child health-trained professionals in general practice. Places could be threatened by imminent funding cuts although a scheme by some NHS trusts to offer advanced clinical practice as an apprenticeship could be the answer.

Nursing Children and Young People

Health and well-being of UK children in ‘jeopardy’

A new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) warns that the health and well-being of children is falling behind many other European countries.

Nursing Older People

How care homes are being short-changed

As care homes struggle to make ends meet, research shows those who pay for their own care may also be topping up fees for state-funded residents.

Emergency Nurse

ED pressures force UK hospitals to declare major incidents

Major incidents have been declared during January from 40% of hospitals in England, as...

Cancelled operation
Cancer Nursing Practice

‘Extremely worrying’ trend of cancelled cancer surgery in almost 60% of hospitals

NHS 62-day targets missed 11 months in a row as thousands of patients opting for elective surgery wait longer than necessary for treatment.

Nursing Children and Young People

Strategic thinking: improving care for children with life-limiting illnesses

There is a unique opportunity to improve the care provided to children with life-limiting...

WellChild Childrens Nurse
Nursing Children and Young People

Helping children with serious conditions return to their families

Eleven years ago, Linda Partridge joined the WellChild charity, with a mission to alter the care of children with complex health needs.

New framework for nursing practice
Cancer Nursing Practice

New framework sets out expectations for all levels of cancer nursing practice

For the first time, a comprehensive vision has been produced for what cancer nursing should...