The Royal College of Nursing has backed David Cameron's moves to free up nurses to put care first, but has warned that achieving the improvements suggested by the Prime Minister will depend on staffing levels and skill mix.
Every day, nurses face the threat of sharps injuries, which can result in life-threatening infections such HIV and Hepatitis. Sharps injuries are a serious occupational hazard faced by healthcare workers across Europe, the most common of which are injuries from used needles (needlestick injuries).
Go Folic! the national campaign to increase women's intake of the vital pre-conception supplement folic acid has embarked on a major new partnership with the vitamin supplier Vitabiotics, manufacturer of Pregnacare.
The newly-launched NHS Alliance Nurses in Commissioning Network will serve as a platform for nurses to fully engage and contribute the debate on health reforms and ensure their views and role on clinical commissioning are supported.
Babies who are breastfed are far less likely to become children with behaviour problems by the time they reach the age of five than those who receive formula milk, according to research by a team that included University of York academics.
Following the budget announcements, The Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive & General Secretary, Dr Peter Carter, commented: "We are disappointed that the Chancellor missed an opportunity to send a clear message that cuts to the NHS must stop."