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Agency staff

Wales safe staffing law plays key role in rising agency spend, report finds

Wales Audit Office also cites lack of NHS pay growth as contributing factor

Nurses coming from Western Australia to Grampian

NHS Grampian prepares to welcome Australian nursing graduates, thanks to NMC rule change

Newly qualified cohort will help the Scottish employer fill band 5 vacancies

nurse talks to a bereaved woman

Bereavement support led by senior nurses or doctors ‘gives loved ones closure’

Matron-led service resolved concerns that might otherwise have escalated to formal complaints

Sue Warner

‘Powerful duo’ will lead RCN council’s drive to reconnect with members

New chair Sue Warner says the year ahead ‘will be a challenging one’

NHS cash boost

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

Safe staffing

New guidance focuses on how to safely deploy nursing associates

Resource published ahead of new staff joining register at end of January

Analysis

Why the first 1,001 days are vital to childcare

More than 120 charities say childcare system is at breaking point

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Exclusive: Overcoming the barriers to hospital discharge for children with complex needs

More children are remaining in hospital because patients are not supported properly

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Premature

Exclusive: Neonatal care review may lead to ‘reconfiguration’ of intensive care units

Transformation review makes recommendations for future of neonatal critical care

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

QNI sets out future standards for community children's nurses...

Demand for community children's nurses soars, but NHS lacks capacity, QNI report finds

Clinical update

Nurse and young woman

Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

Neonatal herpes

Preventing herpes in newborn babies

Although rare, the effects of herpes in newborn babies can be devastating, so it is...

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

End of life care quality standard

Read our update on guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care...

Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National...

Preterm births

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aim to...

Policy briefing

Obese child on scales

Policy update: childhood obesity

Your essential guide to the government's strategy...

Journal scan

Measles

Link between measles and airflow obstruction

Childhood measles can affect post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in later life

Woman with a small child looking at a smartphone

Young children do not learn from watching videos on smartphones

Study shows that children respond to videos on smartphone screens but do not benefit...

A woman sitting with a child on her knee

Mothers caring for children with cancer need greater financial support

Study finds women parenting children with cancer have lower incomes than those with children...

parasitic worms

Asthma: protein from parasitic worms suppresses allergic reactions

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh who tested the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Alarmin...

Cannabis

Epileptic seizures in children halved when using natural compounds found in cannabis –...

Findings follows 36 studies of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials of children...

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From Jamaica to the UK: my experiences as a Windrush nurse

Series 3 Episode 8: Pearly Morgan talks about her arrival in the 1960s and career in the NHS

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Pippa Bagnall

Childhood obesity: my vision for unlocking the potential of school nurses

Series 3 Episode S7: Pippa Bagnall calls for more work on child obesity prevention

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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The largest nursing recruitment and career advice events in the UK

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