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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.

Half of district nurses plan to leave profession in next six years

Hundreds of district nurses are planning to quit amid ongoing issues over staff recruitment and retention in that threaten patient safety, a new report commissioned by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has found.

Ten top tips on meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurse Lynne Westwood shares some top tips on improving the experience of people with learning disabilities in practice

Social care nurses incorrectly seen as ‘less skilled’, says NMC chief executive

Nurses working in adult social care are wrongly seen ‘as somehow less skilled than those working in the health sector’, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe has said.

Community nursing will face ‘crisis’ without further investment, says Jon Ashworth

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth has said that community nursing will face a ‘crisis’ without further investment, in an exclusive interview with Nursing in Practice’s sister publication Pulse.

iHV pens open letter to political parties over manifesto pledges to children

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has written an open letter which challenges the main political parties in England to commit to important manifesto pledges for children.

The truth about about care home nursing

Care UK’s head of nursing Rachel Gilbert sets out to dispel the misconceptions surrounding care home nursing. 

£18.5m cash injection to close district nurse funding gap announced by HEE

The specialist practitioner qualification (SPQ) needed to become a district nurse will run for an extra year thanks to an £18.5 million investment announced today (1 November) by Health Education England (HEE).  

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