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NHS senior midwife says 2018 is year of opportunity to drive new continuity of carer standards for mums-to-be across England
The NHS’s most senior midwife says 2018 will be a year of opportunity for promoting continuity of carer maternity standards for mums-to-be across England. NHS England has today published new guidance to help local areas to provide women with more consistent care and support, including a named midwife, before, during and after birth. The continuity […]
England’s top nurse launches new winter support package to help patients stay active and leave hospital
The Chief Nursing Officer for England has today issued a new winter framework that will help nursing staff to ensure patients do not spend any time longer than they need to in hospital, particularly over the busy winter period. The framework has a particular emphasis on maximising the use of care homes across Sustainability and […]
App that helps pregnant women monitor hypertension among new NHS innovations that will save lives and improve treatment
A wireless sensor that better detects breathing rate in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues are among the latest innovations set to be spread across the NHS. Eleven ground-breaking projects are being backed in the latest […]
Engaging and empowering people to look after their own health better is the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which launches today. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health and mental wellbeing, this week raises awareness of the huge benefits of people looking after […]
NHS England has launched a refreshed guide to support health and care leaders to deliver large scale change. The guide will help them meet the challenges set out in the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View published earlier this year. NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have refreshed and […]
Professor Jane Cummings has urged nurses to lead the way in improving the lives of millions of people living with a mental health condition or learning disability. It is estimated there are around 1.1 million people living with a learning disability in England. However, the number recorded in health and welfare systems is much lower. […]
Speaking to Mumsnet today Simon Stevens will announce the NHS trusts set to deliver more personalised care to expectant and new mums with serious mental ill health. The four new Mother and Baby Units revealed today will allow women to stay with their babies while receiving the specialist care they need. As many as one […]
NHS Digital has today launched its first ever e-nursing week in support of the campaign for a digital-ready workforce. It comes as it also endorses the Royal College of Nursing’s campaign “Every nurse an e-nurse”, and pledges to play a supporting role in realising its ambition. It is estimated that in many settings nurses provide […]
NHS England has today announced that the country’s Chief Nurse, Professor Jane Cummings, will take charge of the London region until a permanent Regional Director is recruited. Anne Rainsberry, the current Regional Director will step down from her role in the autumn, Professor Cummings will lead the London region from 18 September. Jane will continue […]
Nine nominees make up the final shortlist for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The finalists were selected from 117 entrants in the three award categories. Now in their third year the awards were set up by Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS […]