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Where the Long-Term Plan comes up short

There is nothing governments like more than a long-term plan for the NHS, there have been 13 in the last 18 years alone. The changing health landscape, funding pressures and the political class’s failure to build cross-party consensus around health, make the NHS catnip for tinkerers.

A bittersweet birthday for the MMR Jab

It is now 50 years since the measles vaccine was introduced in the UK, and 30 since the combined measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine came on stream. It is estimated that 20 million measles cases and 4,500 deaths have been prevented since 1968. But that success story is under threat.

Nursing across borders

Nursing and midwifery is high on the World Health Organization's (WHO) agenda, writes Howard Catton

Primary care nursing in 2015 and 2016

The NHS has once again had a big year. Seeta Bhardwa speaks to primary care nurses on the ground on their reflections and predictions for the next year

Speaking up for quality

The Health Foundation has been asked by the Department of Health to review indicators of the quality of general practice in England, and they will be exploring how these multiple measures might be developed to support improvements in patient care.

ANPs are a 'perfect fit'

We may be invisible as advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) in general practice but I would argue that this is because we fit seamlessly into this clinical area and many others.

More nurses, more services, better care

All eyes are on the GPs. A recent BMA survey has shown that, frustrated by workload and lack of time to spend with patients, a quarter of GPs are thinking of working part-time, one in 10 would like to move abroad and 34% are considering retiring in the next five years.

Nurses welcomed at Number 10

On 6 October, 10 Downing Street held a reception to celebrate the work of nurses, carers and other healthcare professionals.

Students benefit from general practice work

The University of Hertfordshire has set up a project with the primary aim of exploring new community placement opportunities for pre-registration student nurses undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme.

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