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RCNi

First national whistleblowing policy for England published

National strategy to support whistleblowers wherever they work in the NHS

RCNi

What is professionalism?

Chief nursing officers from across the UK have teamed up with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to define nursing and midwifery professionalism

Cancer Nursing Practice

Revamped Cancer Drugs Fund urged to monitor outcomes

A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is due to be launched in April, but the public accounts committee (PAC) has warned that NHS England must set out the fund’s objectives and be prepared to take tough decisions to ensure that it does not overspend in trying to meet them.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Vanguard sites move forward in improving cancer services

A year ago NHS England called for applications from organisations across the country to become vanguard sites for a new programme of care models.

Nursing Standard

Retirement and replacement – the double whammy for primary care

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has spelled out the main issues facing general practice nursing now – and among the most pressing is the workforce shortage.

Nursing Standard

Is the nursing associate role an innovation or a step backwards?

When the Shape of Caring review into education and training for nurses and healthcare assistants was published in March last year it highlighted the lack of different career pathways and recommended that the opportunities to enter the profession should be widened.

Learning Disability Practice

Nurses crucial to success of Transforming Care programme

A national plan to move people with learning disabilities from hospital settings into the community was announced last month as part of NHS England’s Transforming Care programme to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

Nursing Standard

Learning disability nurses prepare to face the community challenge

Plans to move people with learning disabilities who are in residential hospitals back to their community were announced last month as part of NHS England’s transforming care programme for people with a learning disability or autism.

Nursing Standard

Primary care and the workforce time bomb that must be defused

The existing shortage of practice and community nurses is only going to get worse in the next decade if there is not a boost to workforce numbers before a high proportion of clinicians retire.

Nursing Standard

Relief for staff and employers as visa threat lifts for overseas nurses

Home secretary Theresa May says she is prepared to ease visa restrictions on foreign nurses who have come to the UK to work.

Mental Health Practice

Trusts initiate programme to tackle prejudices in the NHS

The time to Change anti-stigma campaign has started a groundbreaking pilot at two mental health trusts in England. It is intended to reveal the views of health professionals and service users in a bid to tackle discrimination reported in mental health services

Nursing Children and Young People

Charity highlights unhealthy postcodes for under fives

A leading children’s charity report has highlighted startling differences in health outcomes among under fives according to where they live in England. The report has been released as the commissioning of public health for children in this age group, including health visiting and family nurse partnerships, is transferred this month to local authorities.

Nursing Standard

Striking the right staff balance

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust is one of a number of trusts across England currently seeking to recruit nurses trained overseas.

Nursing Management

Prudent care puts the focus on evidence-based services

Nurse leaders will gather along with other health and social care professionals at Cardiff City Hall this month for an international summit to encourage better outcomes for patients using best-value health care.

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