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A “contentious” proposal by the nursing regulator to allow nurses and midwives to gain prescribing qualifications at earlier points in their careers is still due to go ahead under final plans, but reg
Calls for student nurses to be paid the living wage for the work they do on placements have been made by union members at Unison’s annual healthcare conference.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during February 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.
NHS nurses and other staff in the health service could be set to receive a 6.5% pay increase over a period of three years if they sacrifice a day of holiday, according to reports.
The author of new guidance to support registered staff that work in care homes said the “highly skilled” role had previously been “undervalued” but was now a major area of opportunity for nurses.
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool has promoted its experienced director of nursing to become its new chief executive.
NHS staff will be given first refusal to buy up to 3,000 new homes that are set to be built on health service land deemed to be surplus to requirement, according to the government.
A free digital tool designed to help nurses progress in their careers has been launched in London.
Jocelyn Cornwell points out that, in order for patients to receive the best possible care, nurses need to be taken care of themselves.

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