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Professional Resource Centre

Professional Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Professional Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest updates in professional issues related to pay, clinical skills, career development and employment.

With the responsibilities of the primary care nurse increasing and the new requirement for nurses to be educated to degree level, extra support and recognition are vital for all professionals working in this setting. The coalition’s NHS reforms have provided extra challenges and the work of the primary care nurse, in the GP practice or in the community, is a key part of the drive for better public health.

Latest professional news

13.01.17: The NMC will reinvest an annual £6m in savings from changes to the fitness to practice (FtP) process in 'essential programmes'
21.12.16: Scrapping the nursing bursary in England has led to a drop in applications for 2017, raising concerns for the workforce.
16.12.16: The University of Gloucestershire will be a test site for nursing apprenticeships from September 2017, it has been announced today (16 December).
15.12.16: Updated guidance has been released for registered nurses about handling death, including factoring in the family’s religious and cultural beliefs.
09.12.16: Wales is taking “positive action” to attract more student nurses by keeping the bursary in the next academic year.

Latest professional clinical articles

Friday 9 December 2016
As the training for nursing associates kicks off in December, Alice Harrold explores what the rest of the profession thinks of the new role.
Monday 23 May 2016
Every practice in England is set to receive resource packs on how to make their surgeries more friendly for patients with an autism spectrum disorder
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Patients and nurses across the UK and around the world will today be celebrating Nurses’ Day 2015, an international event that gives health care staff, patients and the public the chance to reflect on the valuable contribution nurses make
Friday 1 May 2015
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is proving a controversial topic as it could open the NHS up to commissions in America, but is it something that health professionals should worry about?
Friday 1 May 2015
At the Department of Health the GMB Union protested against cuts and closures of London hospitals

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Advertorial features

Tuesday 19 July 2011
In our latest online survey we looked at the subject of skincare and your experiences of treating patients with scars and stretchmarks. Read on for a summary of the results ...
Thursday 20 January 2011
Practices are being expected to do more with the same or fewer resources. Effectively managing same-day appointments is becoming more important than ever, and nursing teams are being expected to play an ever greater role, say Jeremy Dale and Lynn Shrimpton

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