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Too many people in hospital due to lack of community services, warns CQC

Too many people with a learning disability or autism are in hospital because of a lack of local, intensive community services, inspectors have warned.

Increase the number of health visits to eight, report recommends

Health visitors in England should increase the number of contacts offered to eight in order to develop trusting relationships with families, a new report has concluded.

'Urgency' to resolve funding gap that sees no new district nurses in 2021

The funding gap that would see no district nurses qualify in 2021 in England must urgently be addressed, Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) chief executive Crystal Oldman has said.

QNI confirmed as oldest nursing charity in world

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the oldest charity in the world.

Q&A: Helen Cherry, one of Britain’s first deaf nurses

As a child, Helen Cherry was told by her audiologist that the NHS would never accept a deaf nurse. But in 1977, she became one of the first deaf people to work as a nurse in the NHS. Nursing in Practice caught up with Ms Cherry to find out more about her remarkable career.  

New blood versus experience: Community nursing stirs debate online

Samantha Hayman, a young community nurse at Leicestershire Partnership Trust, stirred debate online when she lamented the lack of younger nurses working in the community. 

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

I am really keen to dispel the myth that community nursing is just for older nurses, despite it being a role I was advised not to do straight from university.  

Welsh community nurses identify as ‘invisible service’, report finds

Community nurses in Wales have described themselves as the ‘invisible service’ in a report released this week, even as expectations for them to meet multiple patient needs continue to grow.

‘The RCN is coming out of the other side of the pay deal settlement’

Chair of the RCN Council Sue Warner talks to David Swan about the RCN’s handling of last year’s pay deal settlement, which led to the Council standing down after losing a vote of no confidence, and how the organisation will improve as a result

Mythbuster: ‘Dirty hair makes children more prone to catching head lice’

Juliet Phillips debunks the myth that children pick up head lice because they have dirty hair