A shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine has forced Public Health England (PHE) to limit usage to only those who are at the ‘highest immediate risk’.
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The ‘biggest ever expansion’ of the NHS medical workforce will be brought on by an increase in the number of training positions, according to the government’s latest announcement.
The number of people sleeping rough in London doubled from 2009-2015, as the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) begins a new initiative to improve healthcare for the homeless.
Scottish authorities ‘should not be complacent’, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), despite a report from the Nuffield Trust comparing the country’s NHS favourably over the rest of the UK.
Abortions will now be free for women in Northern Ireland when they travel to England to have them, the government has announced following a vote on the Queen’s speech.
Health visitors need to ‘collaborate with the community’ to help out a number of children equivalent to the population of Manchester that a Children’s Commissioner report has found to be living in vulnerable situations.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for the pay cap on nurses’ wages to be lifted after it was revealed inflation has hit a four-year high and continues to outpace pay growth.Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed inflation running at 2.9% in May this year, as pay growth slowed to 1.7%.
Places still available for the Association for Prescribers Annual Conference – NMP – Care, Innovation & Quality. As always this will be a lively networking day.
Book now and receive a 10% discount.
The Association for Prescribers are pleased to advise was written by our very own Committee Member Penny Franklin. Penny Franklin is a UK National Expert in Non-medical Prescribing and has published widely. She is an Executive Member of the Association of Prescribers and is Prescribing Lead for the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association. She is a member of the Nurse Prescribers Advisory Group for the British National Formulary. Penny is a Registered General Nurse and a Health Visitor by background and is an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting and the Higher Education Academy. She links to the University of Plymouth, UK as an Associate Professor and Senior Associate Lecturer.
Chapters also provided by AFP committee members Eleri Mills, Andrew Rideout, Sally Jarmain, Alan Borthwick, Sarah Kraszewski and our previous chair member Dr Barbara Stuttle CBE.
This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own.
Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and governance within the four countries constituting the United Kingdom. Many lessons have been learned along the way and the purpose of this book is to share these lessons, together with best practice examples in connection with the implementation of nurse/health professional led patient care, implementation of patient centered practice, and governance.
Designated Registered Practitioners who have completed an enhanced training now receive a professional body qualification which enables them to prescribe within their scope of practice as Non-medical Independent Prescribers and, providing that they are competent, from anywhere within the British National Formulary independently of doctors; for Nurses, this also includes most controlled drugs.
The book will be of interest to policy makers and to forward-looking professionals and practitioners in the diverse European Health and Social Care market.
A 20% discount will be available to members of the AFP when this book is released.
Written by: Crystal Oldman
I am inspired to see and hear about the work going on across the UK to promote community and primary care as an excellent place to work for newly qualified nurses. The early indications of the career outcomes are really positive.