Nursing in the News

The articles below include news about or mention of nursing. This is page 3 of 5.

Nurses call for more support for nurse leadership on wards

A new report published by RCN states that some NHS ward sisters are prevented from providing ideal levels of leadership due to their own high clinical work load and the required paperwork. It also ...

02 Mar '09 | Nursing | UK

New guidelines will help patients plan their future care

Most people say they want to be able to plan their future health care in the event of them losing mental capacity, but very few people have made specific plans or documents that will enable healthc...

19 Feb '09 | Advanced Care Plans | UK

Plans to involve patients in local healthcare decisions are failing (UK)

Recent report reveals that many UK patients feel that local healthcare commissioning (LHC), a process intended to ensure that health and care services meet the needs of the local population, is not...

18 Feb '09 | Patient Care | UK

Lack of healthcare information threatens patient safety, according to health agencies

Many well-known health organizations have called for relevant, reliable healthcare information to be made more easily accessible to nurses and midwives in the developing world.

12 Feb '09 | Healthcare Information for All by 2015 | Global Campaign

NHS Humanitarian Fund announces £45,000 for health projects in the developing world

Since last year, 23 grants have been awarded from the fund, which is administered by the BMA's International Department. Projects have ranged from funding to support lectures on anaesthesia and obs...

22 Jan '09 | Humanitarian Aid | UK

RCN appoints new Public Health Adviser

UK nursing association The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced Jan Maw as its new Public Health Adviser. She will be responsible for public health, occupational health, sexual health, trav...

13 Jan '09 | Nursing | UK

Nursing students struggling in tough financial times

Almost three quarters of UK nursing students have had to get a second job just so they could afford to study and nearly half have considered leaving their course altogether, according to a report f...

26 Nov '08 | Nursing Training | UK

Half of nurses injured by needles while a third fear contracting HIV or Hepatitis

A recent report from the Royal College of Nursing indicates that nurses want their employers to do more to prevent needlestick injuries. For example, 95% of nurses regarded the availability of safe...

21 Nov '08 | Safety at Work | UK

Economic crisis leaves NHS facing staff shortage timebomb

Health workers across the NHS are facing severe hardship due to the current economic crisis and the effect of a below inflation pay deal. With inflation running at a 16-year high, NHS unions have j...

24 Oct '08 | NHS | UK

RCN takes action to put dignity at the heart of health and social care

A survey has indicated that eight out of ten UK nurses leave work feeling distressed or upset because they didn't feel able to ensure that their patients received the care they deserved. The RCN is...

13 Oct '08 | Nursing | UK

Nursing is an important aspect of health care. There are many different types of nursing. For most medical specialties there are specialist nurses e.g. pediatric nurses, mental health nurses, veterinary nurses.

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