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dinsdag 3 oktober 2017

Alternative language test for overseas nurses set to be brought in 'within weeks'

Alternative language test for overseas nurses set to be brought in 'within weeks'
The introduction of an alternative language test to check foreign nurses' communication skills could occur "within weeks" following an "overwhelmingly positive" response to a consultation on the changes, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.
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Call for better pain management assessment by nurses
Nurses need to do more to assess the effectiveness of pain relief when working with older patients, according to those involved in a new campaign launched today by the British Pain Society.
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Scotland to pilot new community hub maternity model next year
Scotland is to pilot a new maternity model next year in which pregnant women will give birth at home or in "community hubs" run by midwives, the country's health secretary has said.
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Thousands more nursing associates and nurses to train each year, pledges Hunt
More than 12,000 nursing associates are to begin training through apprenticeships in England by 2019, the health secretary was set to announce today as part of a major boost to the nursing workforce that also sees the government commit to more registered nurses.
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Nurses urged to spot 'completely unacceptable' hospital hypos
Healthcare professionals must do more to support people in hospital who are at risk of hypoglycaemia, according to the charity Diabetes UK.
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'Critical' need to prevent falls as emergency admissions rise
The "critical" need to improve identification of older people at risk of falls has been highlighted as statistics from the north of England have shown the extent to which those in the region are being admitted to hospital for a related injury.
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