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Where nurses are already leading on the green agenda

Many nurses up and down the country are making positive changes in the name of sustainability. Nursing Times has spoken to nurses implementing a range of initiatives to drive forward the green agenda.   How the idea of being ‘green’ boosted glove reduction The green…

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Rise in childhood obesity ‘could lead to more MS cases’

Increasing levels of childhood obesity could potentially see more cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a knock-on effect, warn UK researchers. Childhood and adolescent obesity would contribute up to 14% of the overall risk of MS by 2035, according to observational research led by Queen…

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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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