Nursing, midwifery and care

NHS tells patients to continue to access emergency care during industrial action

People should continue to come forward for the care they need during industrial action, the NHS has said today. Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte McArdle said it is “vital” they come forward for emergency care during strikes. The call follows messaging issued by the NHS last week across NHS websites and social media telling patients […]

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NHS Chief Nurse congratulates students and urges them to make the most of clearing opportunities

England’s leading nurse has congratulated the thousands of students who have been accepted onto a nursing degree course today. While many A-level students are already on track to start nursing careers this September, NHS chiefs are encouraging anyone still considering their options to apply for a place through clearing. With plenty of spaces still available […]

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England’s top doctor and chief nurse among NHS staff recognised in historic jubilee honours

England’s top doctor and the Chief Nurse for England have been recognised alongside dozens of healthcare staff in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director since 2018 and a doctor for 37 years, has been knighted for his services to the NHS, particularly for his role leading the response […]

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NHS announces Donna Ockenden as chair of Nottingham University Hospitals maternity review

NHS England has confirmed that Donna Ockenden has been appointed as Chair of the new independent review into maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. In a letter to families affected today, NHS Chief Operating Officer Sir David Sloman confirmed that Donna Ockenden has accepted the role of chair of the rapid review. The […]

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