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A senior care home nurse is to face a Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC) conduct and competence committee relating the death of an elderly woman who died two days after being given the wrong medication at a nursing home in Holywell, North Wales. The woman had been discharged from her local…
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) plan to increase its registration fee by 20 per cent has been branded as ‘grotesque’. Unite, which represents about 25,000 nurses and community nurses on the NMC’s register, has come out strongly against the plans to increase the fee from the current £100 a…
A hospital worker who lost his job after reports he posed for pictures wearing a patient's underwear will not face criminal charges. James John Turner, a 21-year-old nursing auxiliary in a geriatric ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, had his employment terminated by NHS Grampian following a complaint. Police Scotland looked…
A hospital worker has lost his job after allegedly posing for pictures wearing a patient's underwear. James John Turner was suspended by NHS Grampian while the health board investigated the incident in a geriatric ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The 21-year-old nursing auxiliary has now had his employment terminated and…
Three hospital nurses have been charged with wilful neglect following a police investigation into alleged record-keeping anomalies. South Wales Police confirmed Lauro Bertulano, 44, Clare Cahill, 41 and Rebecca Jones, 29, have been charged on suspicion of falsifying patients' notes at the Princess of Wales Hospital, contrary to Section 44…
A hospital under investigation by police has suspended ten nurses – three of whom have been arrested over tampering with medication and falsifying records. The three nurses who work at Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend have been released on bail and a criminal inquiry is continuing. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg…
Four out of five nurses do not think they are being given enough time to give patients adequate care. Eighty-two percent of nurses are so busy that they don't have enough time to give an acceptable level of care, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by ITV's Good…
Half of nurses are working through breaks or beyond their shift, revealing a health service under "severe strain", a new report has warned. A survey of almost 3,000 nurses by Unison showed that two thirds believed they didn't spend enough time with patients, which most said affected care. Three out…
Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found. Every extra patient added to a nurse's workload increases the risk of death within a month of surgery by 7%, according to data from 300 European hospitals in nine countries. The situation is…
Health Minister Edwin Poots has reinforced his commitment to ensuring that sufficient numbers of nurses, with the right skills, are in all areas where nursing care is delivered to patients, including their own homes. Speaking in the Assembly, the Minister recognised the important role that nurses play across the Health…
The RCN has welcomed a DHSSPS action plan on the future of learning disability nursing in Northern Ireland but has raised concerns about the decline in numbers and the ageing profile of the workforce. Responding to a DHSSPS consultation on the Modernising learning disabilities nursing review: strengthening the commitment: Northern…
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