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Sugar tax is “not written off” by the prime minister

A tax on sugary drinks has not been ruled out by prime minister David Cameron and could mean an extra £1 billion for the NHS, Jamie Oliver, chef and campaigner, said yesterday

“Real victory” for nurses on safe staffing levels

Nursing will be added to the government’s list of shortage occupations on “an interim basis”

“Real victory” for nurses on safe staffing levels

Nursing will be added to the government’s list of shortage occupations on “an interim basis”

Babies and eyesight problems

Visual impairment in childhood affects the child’s development, education, and the care given by families and professionals

Deporting nurses “clearly needs a rethink” admits Stevens

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, admitted that he has been told deporting nurses because they’re not earning £35,000 “clearly needs a rethink”, in a speech to directors in London

QOF will be removed in Scotland by 2017, health minister pledges

The quality outcomes framework (QOF) will be completely removed in Scotland by 2017, when a new GP contract is introduced, Shona Robison announced today

RCGP: One million more long-term conditions in a decade

There will be an “explosion” of one million more people living with more than one long-term life-threatening conditions within a decade, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners

Corbyn pledges to challenge Cameron on parity of esteem

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, pledged to challenge the Conservative party on making parity of esteem a reality, speaking at the Labour party conference

Weight management in pregnancy

UK data shows that 4.93% of women start pregnancy underweight, 25.88% start pregnancy overweight and 15.61% start pregnancy obese

The role of advanced nurse practitioners

The role of the nurse in the UK continues to develop in response to the changing healthcare needs of our population and the challenges that these present. These challenges include: an aging population, many of whom feel isolated; an increase in the incidence and prevalence of long term conditions, growing public demand, an increase in…
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