New non-emergency phone service launched in Gwent

The 111 phone number replaced the current NHS Direct Wales and GP out of hours service…

Call for nurses to risk assess patients amid IV feed shortage

In a letter to clinicians across the NHS, national patient safety director at NHS England and…

One in five patients awaiting new hip ‘suffering extreme pain’

They also found that 12% of patients on waiting lists for knee replacements considered themselves to…

HIV patients at greater risk of CVD, COPD and fractures

UK researchers found people living with HIV had an increased risk of contracting specific diseases and…

Filipino nurses arrive on Isle of Wight after recruitment drive

At the start of August, Isle of Wight NHS Trust welcomed an initial group of registered…

New student nurse numbers ‘nowhere near enough’

Latest figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show the number of undergraduate student…

Cancer nurses create drain bag covers to boost dignity

The covers were the brainchild of staff nurse Pip Page-Davies who works on Oswald Ward, the…

Care homes forced to drop nurse provision amid staffing crisis

The caution came after South Lodge Care Home in Leicester announced that registered nurse provision would…

Nurses leading major ward improvement programme

The six-month project at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, part of South Tees NHS…

Express service to ‘ensure’ Brexit urgent medicines supply

The Department of Health and Social Care said it was “strengthening” preparations with a £25m contract…