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Nursing leaders have expressed "major concern" as rising numbers of nurses from the EU continue to leave the UK. New figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - which maintains a register of nurses practising in the UK as part of its regulatory duties - show a significant rise…
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In Wales, the full bursary package will continue to be…
Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would give NHS staff the biggest pay rise in a decade, worth between 6.5% and 29% over three years. The…
Student nurses who had their loans cut off or reduced after an administrative error meant they were previously paid too much are to get "immediate help", the universities minister has said. Under measures announced by Sam Gyimah, those affected by the Student Loans Company (SLC) mistake will not have to…
Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still cannot access specialist perinatal mental health services, according to new research. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), a coalition of organisations involved in the mental health and wellbeing of pregnant and new mothers, has published a series of…
Many British women of child-bearing age are living unhealthy lifestyles that make them woefully unprepared for pregnancy, new research suggests. A survey reveals that large numbers of young women smoke, drink too much alcohol, are overweight or obese, and consume inadequate amounts of fruits and vegetables. They are also lacking…
Physical assaults on health workers including nurses and ambulance crews have increased as staff shortages create a "hostile" environment, a new study shows. Research for Unison revealed a near-10% rise in England last year, with a "staggering" 21% increase in hospitals with an A&E department. There were 56,435 assaults in…
The Education Secretary has been urged to intervene after student nurses at 20 universities had their loans and grants cut off or reduced due to administrative errors. More than 800 people have been told they were paid too much money by the Student Loans Company (SLC) and informed upcoming payments…
The number of people applying to train to become nurses has fallen by 10%, new figures show. Figures on UCAS undergraduate applications show that there were 43,700 applicants to nursing courses, down from 48,810 the previous year. Among these, 31,750 applicants are English, 14% lower than at this point in…
Leading nurses have announced their support for an opt-out organ donation system. Prime Minister Theresa May announced in October that the Government will shift towards an opt-out organ donation system in England, which presumes people give consent for their organs and tissues to be donated in the event of their…
A survey of more than 100 MS nurses by the MS Society reveals the significant pressure being placed on them to assist with benefits claims. Nine in ten (90%) said they provided patients with evidence for benefits applications. Of those, more than half (58%) said they worked outside of working…
Expectant mothers will be treated by the same midwives throughout their pregnancy in a bid to reduce miscarriages and stillbirths under plans being set out by Jeremy Hunt. The Health and Social Care Secretary will announce plans to train 3,000 extra midwives and maternity support staff over four years. His…
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