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Nurse found guilty of murdering patients at Stepping Hill Hospital

Victorino Chua has been convicted of the murder of two patients by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules


Westminster health ministers announced

Two new health ministers announced by the government as part of prime minister David Cameron's reshuffle

Helen Nicholds

Diabetic district nurse wins back driving licence

A district nurse who had her driving licence revoked after having two hypoglycaemic events has successfully appealed her driving ban


Charities launch film highlighting abuse of older people

Charities Age UK and Equally Ours have produced a film to highlight the increasing numbers of older people who are reporting physical abuse and neglect


Labour will create 1,000 extra nurse training places on first day

Ed Miliband to announce the additional places will be created this summer, if his party is elected

Daily digest

Daily digest April 20 2015

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Nursing Standard

Employers advised to plan well before implementing 12-hour shifts

Nurse researcher presenting at Unison conference warns of the dangers of working long shifts


Single body should commission health professional training and education claims review

The Health Professional Education Investment Review says a single body should be created to commission education and training


RCN Wales launches Nurse of the Year Awards 2015

Director of RCN Wales Tina Donnelly opens nominations for the Nurse of the Year Awards 2015


Florence Nightingale lamp set to spark worldwide interest at auction

A 150-year-old brass lamp that belonged to Florence Nightingale is expected to attract bids from across the globe when it is auctioned in June


Bupa UK announces new grant-giving foundation

Bupa UK will award grants to healthcare projects of up to £1 million in 2015


Law Society issues new guidance on deprivation of liberty law

The Law Society has published a guide for health and social care professionals on the law on depriving people of their liberty


Call the Midwife actress officially opens birthing centre

Actress Helen George, who stars in BBC 1's Call the Midwife, has opened a new birthing centre in London


Thousands missing out on palliative care

A report by the London School of Economics says palliative care system needs major overhaul


All babies in Wales to be vaccinated against meningitis B

The meningitis B vaccine will be added to the national childhood immunisation programme


Labour promises it would fund an extra 1,000 nurses in Scotland

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy promises a boost in nurse numbers if his party wins the general election


Baroness Julia Cumberlege to chair a review into maternity care across England

Baroness Julia Cumberlege will lead an independent review of maternity care to modernise services