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Mental health and learning disability student nurses to receive extra £1,000 grant

Students in ‘shortage specialisms’ such as mental health and learning disability nursing will receive an extra £1,000 each year they are at university, the Government confirmed yesterday (20 January).

Increase in people with learning disability being screened for cancer in past year, says NHS Digital

The number of people with a learning disability in 2018/19 who were screened for cancer or received a health check increased compared to the previous year, figures have shown

New film released to boost community nurse recruitment

A new film encouraging more people to consider a career in community nursing has been launched today.  

How stress is causing health visitors to quit

Stress is increasing among health visitors and even forcing some to leave the profession. Action is needed to address this situation and the increase in ‘inadequate’ and ‘poor’ service that has surfaced as a result – but there are no easy answers, writes Dan Parton

Community and practice nurses celebrated in New Year Honours list

Over 20 nurses and midwives have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for their services to the profession.

'As a leader, it’s not about you. It’s about the team.'

To celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we have launched a series of interviews with leaders in the sector. Chief executive of the QNI Crystal Oldman kicks off the project by telling us what leadership means to her.

Nursing in rural Scotland: challenging, isolated and ‘not for the faint-hearted’

While Scotland’s undulating hills and ripples of heather are certainly alluring, clinicians working in its remote uplands face obstacles that city nurses will never know.

School nurse shortages ‘concerning’ due to role in HPV vaccine uptake, report warns 

Falling numbers of nurses and health visitors working in schools is particularly ‘concerning’ as they help protect children against cancer, a new report from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has warned.  

District nursing ‘should not be overlooked’ in home visit debate

District nurses should not be overlooked in the debate about how to deliver care for patients in their own homes, the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has said.  

The truth about district nursing

Reanne White, a district nurse in Greater Manchester, dispels the most common myths about district nursing.