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Nurses to raise funds for mental health unit with 100 mile walk

A pair of nurses have put on their walking boots and set off on what they have coined a ‘walk to recovery’, in a bid to raise money to improve patient activities at a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Sunderland. Tom Gardner and Ryan…

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HEE to fund ‘top-up’ apprenticeships for nursing associates

A new funding offer will support more than 400 nursing associates and assistant practitioners to undertake a two-year ‘top-up’ apprenticeship to become registered nurses. Health Education England has this week announced it will fund 420 new apprentices, starting from September. “This much needed funding will…

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‘Using the pandemic to promote a culture of research engagement in nursing’

As routine clinical practice resumes, teams across the NHS are preparing to adapt to the new normal after a global pandemic. With research units working hard to assess the impact of Covid-19, they continue to adapt and develop new ways of producing high-quality evidence. Over…

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Coronavirus case rise postpones half of nurse weekend pay protests

Nurses fighting for a pay rise have confirmed that nearly half the physical demonstrations organised for this weekend have been forced to be postponed following the rise in coronavirus cases across the country. On Saturday 12 September, 19 demonstrations were set to take place throughout…

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New scoring tool ‘accurately predicts Covid-19 death risk’

A team of UK researchers has developed an “easy-to-use” scoring system to help predict mortality risk in patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19. Those behind the new system said it could be used by clinicians to inform treatment decisions and to stratify coronavirus patients into…

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Trust looks to ‘accelerate’ nursing innovation with new fellowship

A new fellowship is being made available at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a bid to bolster nursing innovation across the organisation. The “first of its kind” Nursing Innovation Fellow position has come to life thanks to a grant from the Burdett…

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Long-serving mental health nurse dies after contracting Covid-19

A mental health nurse who had dedicated almost 30 years to working for the NHS after moving to England from Tanzania has died after contracting Covid-19. Wilbald Tesha, known to his colleagues and friends as Tesha, was a mental health nurse for the Department of…

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New RCN Council chair commits to review of president election

An independent review will be commissioned into the Royal College of Nursing’s 2020 presidential election and the events that led to its break down, the new chair of RCN Council has pledged. The council would also adhere to calls for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM),…

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ICU nurse captures the impact of Covid-19 on the workforce

An intensive care nurse has photographed the emotions and experiences of colleagues working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic to reflect the “mounting pressures” staff were under. Emily Gilhespy told Nursing Times that she decided to spend her breaks from an acute intensive…

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Caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders

  Wandai Maposa, haemophilia lead clinical nurse specialist at St George’s Hospital Haemophilia Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, provides a useful guide for nurses caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders Introduction to inherited bleeding disorders Bleeding disorders are a group of…

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