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Nurses ‘need a voice’ in primary care redesign in wake of Covid-19

Any redesign of general practice services to meet the challenges of Covid-19 must be done with “nursing at its heart”, according to a primary care nurse leader, who is concerned that conversations are being “medically dominated”. Julie Bolus, non-executive director and nurse lead at the…

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Nurse hopes to encourage reading and raise funds for children’s services

A mental health nurse in the North East has started a fundraising campaign so patients in children and young people’s services have access to books and activities. Sinead McGowan, a psychiatric liaison nurse at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, is raising money…

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Disqualified RCN election candidate considers legal challenge

One of the candidates controversially disqualified from the race to become the next Royal College of Nursing president has told Nursing Times he is considering legal action. Stuart McKenzie (pictured above) said he believed the reasons he was given by the college for his exclusion…

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‘Role model’ nurse shares ADHD story to inspire others

Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should not be seen as a barrier to pursuing a career in nursing, a newly qualified mental health nurse who was diagnosed with the condition during her studies has urged. Shezz Jordan, who studied at the University of Chester,…

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Trusts offered extra funding for learning disability nurse apprentices

An extra cash bonus will be offered to employers in England for every learning disability nurse apprentice they take on, as part of efforts to bolster the fragile workforce, it has been revealed. Earlier this month the government pledged £172m to increase the number of…

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