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JAN 15/2014

RCN calls for open NHS culture that acknowledges mistakes

Nursing staff should be given more support by NHS leaders when they admit to and apologise for their mistakes, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The organisation has responded to calls from health secretary Jeremy Hunt for doctors and ...

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JAN 09/2014

New funding boost for maternity services announced

Nurses and midwives across England will benefit from the announcement of a new £10 million funding boost for NHS maternity services. The new investment will fund improvements to around 40 birth and maternity care units across England and comes ...

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JAN 08/2014

New study shows significant number of repeat A&E visits

Healthcare professionals have been reminded of the importance of broader systems of care provision with the release of a new report showing the high number of people making repeat visits to A&E departments at the moment. The investigation was car...

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JAN 07/2014

Consultation launched on revalidation for nurses and midwives

New plans to introduce a system of regular revalidation for nursing and midwifery staff have been opened up for public consultation this week. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) consultation was launched yesterday (January 6th 2014) and runs unt...

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JAN 06/2014

Pilot scheme to place mental health nurses in police stations

More roles for forensic and custody nurses could be created through a new government scheme that aims to offer better mental health care for criminals and offenders. A new Department of Health pilot scheme has been announced that will see mental heal...

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