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Nurses have slammed "draconian" rules which stop them from drinking water during their shifts. Many say are unable to take breaks to eat or drink water due to staff shortages and high workloads. The topic of hydration was debated at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) annual conference in Belfast…
Apps which allow NHS workers to book onto empty shifts could be rolled out across the country to reduce reliance on "expensive agency staff".Under the trial, thousands of doctors, midwives and nurses at hospital trusts will be able to sign up to work extra hours using the technology and some…
Golden hellos of £10,000 will be used to attract students to hard-to-recruit nursing disciplines, the Government has said as Labour failed to overturn wider cuts.Health minister Steve Barclay said the intention is to offer the incentives to help mental health, learning disability and district nursing as part of a £10…
Cutting the nursing bursary scheme has been a "false economy" for the NHS, a Labour MP has warned. Stella Creasy raised concerns over the nursing vacancy rate, a decline in EU nursing applications and use of agency staff as she and other Opposition MPs attacked the Government's withdrawal of NHS…
Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care and shared this experience suggesting that everyone…
A syndicate of 15 hospital nurses are celebrating after scooping £1 million in the National Lottery. Each member of The Winning Nurses Syndicate pocketed more than £66,666 after matching one of the two Euromillions UK Millionaire Maker codes. The group from Cleland Hospital in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, have been playing…
Specialist cancer nurses are being "run ragged", with high vacancy rates meaning patients may not be receiving the level of specialist care they need, a report has suggested. Macmillan Cancer Support said there is a "startlingly broad variation" in the number of specialist cancer nurses in some parts of England…
Tougher penalties for people who attack emergency workers have moved a step closer after MPs unanimously supported measures designed to "protect the protectors". Labour former minister Chris Bryant's proposed legislation creates a new offence for assaulting an emergency worker with a maximum penalty of 12 month in jail, which covers…
Immigration rules are worsening NHS staffing pressures by preventing doctors from overseas coming to Britain to work, health chiefs have warned. Limits on the number of visas issued to doctors from countries outside the European Economic Area are contributing to rota gaps and delays in patients receiving care, they have…
Pregnant women in Wales will be the first in the UK to be offered a safer and more accurate test for Down's syndrome, according to the Welsh Government. The new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), which it is anticipated will save one to two babies from miscarriage each year in the…
A recently uncovered archive of photographs is giving people a glimpse into healthcare in the years just before the NHS was founded. Some 4,050 photographs documenting healthcare in Britain between 1938 and 1943 were discovered by staff at heritage agency Historic England's archive in Swindon. They give a "striking" glimpse…
The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the first providers to introduce Nursing Associate Foundation Apprenticeships into the independent sector as…
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