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Nurses honoured for more than a century of service

Six nurses who have clocked up 170 years of loyal service between them are among staff honoured by their trust

Xmas hardship
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Christmas hardship: RCN charity outlines tips on managing finances for nurses

Nurses, midwives or healthcare assistants – not just RCN members – are eligible to apply for help from Lamplight Support Service.

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Nurses thanked for their hard work and dedication in Christmas messages

UK nursing leaders have praised 'dedicated and compassionate' nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who will be on duty over the Christmas period.

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Nurses encouraged to have flu vaccination ahead of winter

Infection experts are encouraging nurses to ensure they have a flu vaccination to protect patients and colleagues.

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Roald Dahl nurses get in festive spirit to welcome royal patron

Nurses from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helped decorate a Christmas tree to celebrate the Duchess of Cornwall becoming its royal patron.

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'Halt sexual health clinic closures in London until online support is in place'

Pressing ahead with clinics' closures before launch of online service to part-replace them is putting public's health at risk, says RCN.

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Code Red film explains trauma team's work

Short film offers insight into working at Royal London Hospital – Europe's biggest trauma centre.

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Aftermath of London terror attacks and Grenfell: 89% of nurses involved did not seek psychological support

Survey found staff turned to colleagues rather than seek professional help.

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Specialist cancer workforce too stretched to meet future demand, MPs warn

A severe shortage of specialist staff means people with cancer are facing delays in receiving a diagnosis and accessing treatment, MPs warn.

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Obesity during pregnancy could risk child’s brain development

Children’s brain development is at greater risk if their mother was obese before becoming pregnant, a study shows

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NMC's regulator appeals against FtP ruling in Winterbourne View nurse case

Professional Standards Authority takes case to High Court after NMC rules nurse acted in self-defence when he punched a vulnerable patient.

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Married people less at risk of developing dementia

Being married may help stave off dementia, while those who lose their partner or remain single are at greater risk of developing symptoms, researchers say

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Health visitor survey reveals one in three fear being so overstretched that a tragedy could occur

Health visitors in England fear falling numbers could be putting children’s lives at risk, a new survey reveals.

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Older people in poor health lose gripping strength faster

Older people with poorer health than their peers are more likely to have weaker muscles and experience a decline in muscle strength and gripping ability more quickly, a study shows

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More nurses having flu vaccination could cut absence rates, study shows

Persuading more nurses and other NHS staff to have the flu vaccination could dramatically reduce overall sickness absence rates, a study shows

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HEE chief looks to rebalance funds to ensure nurses' continuing professional development

More funding for nurses' continuing professional development will be found, according to the chief of England's national workforce body

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NMC sees rise in interest after change to language tests

The Nursing and Midwifery Council says more than 4,000 nurses and midwives have expressed interest in joining its register following an overhaul of English language requirements for overseas nurses.

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NMC to begin consultation on nursing associate fees

Regulator says nursing associates will be subject to the same processes as nurses and midwives, so proposes they pay the same £120 yearly fee to register