NHS bursary reform

Department of Health, December 2015

From 1 August 2017, new nursing, midwifery and allied health students will no longer receive NHS bursaries. Instead, they will have access to the same student loans system as other students. This guidance explains the reforms.

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Helping children to be safer, healthier and free of crime

Public Health England, October 2015

This pathway provides guidance to school nurses and youth justice professionals working with young people who are in the youth justice system or at risk of being involved. It sets out the rationale for effective partnership working and pulls together the core principles to help local areas develop their own local frameworks to support effective working.

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Safeguarding Adults – Everyone’s Responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff

Royal College of Nursing, July 2015

This RCN guidance outlines the key interventions that should be followed and provides signposts to resources that will help you understand the issues and the required actions. Safeguarding activity aims to ensure the best possible outcome

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Sustainability, innovation and empowerment: a five year vision for the independent social care sector

Care England, June 2015

Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, has published a report on the state of social care warning of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that the next five years will be crucial in ensuring that the care and support services that many people rely on remain sustainable.

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NHS must prioritise ‘a good death’ – Nursing solutions for palliative care

Royal College of Nursing, 23 June 2015

The RCN has called for greater focus on the care of dying people, as it responded to Triggers for Palliative Care, a new report by Marie Curie, and launched new RCN guidance to help nurses meet the needs of patients at the end of their lives. Almost half a million people die in the UK every year and the RCN is supporting Marie Curie’s call for better training for staff and an end to the barriers around the recognition that a patient needs palliative care.

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Raising the Bar

Health Education England, March 2015

This report makes recommendations for the education and training of registered nurses and care assistants to meet future needs and equip them to deliver high quality care. It covers themes such as enhancing co-production and the voice of the patient, assuring flexibility in nursing and funding and commissioning levers.

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