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The NMC will reinvest an annual £6m in savings from changes to the fitness to practice (FtP) process in 'essential programmes'
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among people with Alzheimer’s disease in a community setting, according to a new study from Finland.
The prime minister will announce her pledge to overhaul mental health training and treatments.
Wed 28 December
Wed 28 December
GPs should offer a course of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRA) instead of a combination inhaler when stepping up asthma control, recommends NICE in draft guidance.
Wed 21 December
Wed 21 December
Scrapping the nursing bursary in England has led to a drop in applications for 2017, raising concerns for the workforce.
Tue 20 December
Tue 20 December
A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
Fri 16 December
Fri 16 December
The University of Gloucestershire will be a test site for nursing apprenticeships from September 2017, it has been announced today (16 December).
Thu 15 December
Thu 15 December
Updated guidance has been released for registered nurses about handling death, including factoring in the family’s religious and cultural beliefs.
Wed 14 December
Wed 14 December
Results from the Health Survey for England for 2015 show a continuous decline in smoking and drinking among children.
Mon 12 December
Mon 12 December
The Royal College of GPs has produced a poster advising parents what to do if their child has conjunctivitis.
Fri 9 December
Fri 9 December
Wales is taking “positive action” to attract more student nurses by keeping the bursary in the next academic year.
Thu 8 December
Thu 8 December
The Department of Health (DH) has released a policy paper, detailing new information about upcoming nursing apprenticeships.
Thu 8 December
Thu 8 December
RCN general secretary Janet Davies has said that there is no widespread desire among nurses to become doctors following Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for a fast-track conversion course.
Wed 7 December
Wed 7 December
England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has publically disputed the claims that the new nursing associate role is a way of hiring cheaper nurses.
Mon 5 December
Mon 5 December
Nurses are the most trusted profession nationally, according to new research, ahead of doctors, teachers and judges.
Fri 2 December
Fri 2 December
Drinking “plenty of fluids” may cause worsening symptoms and potential fatalities for patients with reduced renal function, a BMJ case report has revealed.
Fri 2 December
Fri 2 December
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has been asked by the Government to regulate the new nursing associate role.
Wed 30 November
Wed 30 November
Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will today announce that he wants more doctors and nurses to occupy senior positions within the NHS.
Wed 30 November
Wed 30 November
Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will announce plans for the new degree-level nurse apprenticeships, starting next September, in a speech at the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham today.
Mon 28 November
Mon 28 November
Mental health support for pregnant women and new mums is set to receive a funding boost in twenty areas across the country, NHS England has said.
Fri 25 November
Fri 25 November
A paediatric community matron has been awarded “Nurse of the Year” at an awards ceremony in London
Thu 24 November
Thu 24 November
RCN has called on the Government to better comprehend the seriousness of the financial situation that the nursing workforce is in, after the Autumn Statement makes no mention of the NHS.
Thu 24 November
Thu 24 November
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that dementia and Alzheimer's disease are now the leading cause of death in England and Wales.

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