Petra Kendall-Raynor

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Improved sleep comparable to the well-being felt after a lottery win, study claims

Improving sleep can lead to levels of mental and physical well-being comparable to completion of a course of mindfulness therapy or a lottery jackpot win, according to research.

Nursing Older People

'Long way to go' for high quality end of life care

A recent BMJ study has shown that clinical commissioning groups are not equipped to achieve...

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'Patients should have access to GP waiting times for routine conditions'

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said patients will be able to look up GP waiting times.

School of nursing
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New school of nursing and midwifery in Oxford

Collaboration between local organisations will see students learning in university and trust environments, combining education, research and clinical practice.

Liz Lees
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RCN 'worried' by trust's plan to change vacant nurse posts to nursing associate roles

The move by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has attracted criticism.

Practice nursing recommendations
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Workforce development plan to boost profile of practice nursing

Health Education England document sets out a workforce strategy for general practice nursing.

Nurse associate training
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Plans for further 2,000 nursing associates in 2018

Health Education England confirms proposals to train more nursing associates.

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Hospitals will need to meet conditions before cutting beds, warns NHS England

NHS England is clamping down on the closure of hospital beds.

Learning Disability Practice

Government urged to tackle abuse of people with learning disabilities in mental health hospitals

Charities call on the government to stop abuse at mental health institutions following television documentary.

Competence test
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University expands test centre for internationally trained nurses

University of Northampton creates larger testing facility for nurses trained overseas.

Agency nurse
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Nurses may switch to agency work due to deteriorating conditions in NHS

Research also highlights poor relationships between agency and permanent staff.

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Trust applies to have nursing and midwifery standards internationally recognised

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is applying to be accredited with Magnet status, which recognises quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing and midwifery practice.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Funding and staffing main problems in delivering English cancer strategy

Two reports by charity Macmillan Cancer Support have highlighted the difficulties the NHS is facing to transform services and deliver a sustainable cancer strategy for England.

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Royal date for Dame Elizabeth

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace

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Hospitals need to reduce separation of mothers and ill babies, report finds

NHS Improvement has published a resource to help reduce the number of babies admitted to neonatal units.

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RCN calls for investment in health and social care as research links cuts to 30,000 excess deaths

Researchers link 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to cuts in services.

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Nurses join team of experts set up to help under pressure GP practices

Royal College of General Practitioners has created a service to support GP practices.

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Thousands sign petition calling for children's nursing specialism to be protected

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the children's nursing degree specialism to be protected.