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New Cervical Sample Acceptance Guidance

From 1 of September 2017 the Public Health England guidance for the acceptance of cervical screening samples in laboratories comes in to place. This means that the current criteria used by the laboratories to make decisions regarding the acceptance and processing of cervical samples will change. These changes will improve overall quality, reducing the risk of women receiving incorrect...
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New report aims to make General Practice Nursing a top career destination

Improving training available in GP practice settings and raising the profile of the role  is key to helping to retain and expand the General Practice Nursing (GPN) workforce says a new report published today by Health Education England. The General Practice nursing workforce development plan ‘Recognise, Rethink, Reform,’ explores the challenges facing the GPN workforce and puts...
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Survey of Parental Attitudes to Childhood Immunisation

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned BMG Research to undertake a Survey of Parental Attitudes to Childhood Immunisation. The survey explores the attitudes of parents to childhood immunisation to inform the planning of the childhood immunisation programme.  The third annual survey to be undertaken by BMG Research will start on 31 January 2017 until early April in randomly...
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Medicines Optimisation in Nursing event

The School of Medicines Optimisation held an event in December 2016 for those working in nursing. The purpose of  this  event was to involve you in the School, to hear your initial thoughts and ideas about our work programmes and how the school can engage with nursing and associated staff.   Following this, you are invited to attend our second event which will be...
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National study to explore experiences of accessing nurse education and training

Dr Vanessa Heaslip from Bournemouth University and Professor Liz Thomas from Edge Hill University are leading a national study which seeks to explore nurses’ experiences of accessing nurse education/training and their perceptions regarding diversity in nursing. They are seeking to solicit as many views as possible from nurses across the UK who work in a variety of different fields of...
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Nurse clinical champion roles

18 Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champions – One-year, fixed term, part-time (12 hours per month) Nurse Clinical Champions advert (Word 78KB) Nurse Clinical Champions job description (Word 119KB)
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End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework

A revised draft of the End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework is now available.  Please do also share the link to the framework and survey with your own networks or any colleagues who may wish to respond.  Responses to the survey will be treated confidentially and collated to identify key themes and issues.  The results of the survey will be used to...
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Panton-Valentine Leukocidin

If you have a patient with a history of recurrent boils (furuncles), abscesses or soft tissue infections this could be caused by PVL-SA. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a common type of bacteria that approximately one in three people carry on their skin or in their nose.  Some types of Staphylococcus aureus produce a toxin called Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) which can destroy white...
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Conference call on the 27 November 2016

Advanced Training Practice scheme: Undergraduates get placements in general practice to encourage nurses going into General Practice  8 Hub practices receive funding to take nurses in their practice – forecast 400 student to have a placement in practice for six weeks.   Practices do get a tariff payment for these placements  HRW has not got a hub due to the...
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