Matthew Mckew

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Singing improves mental well-being, study finds

Taking part in community singing groups helps people maintain or improve their mental well-being by developing feelings of belonging, research shows

Hilary Chapman and Jackie Daniel
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New Year’s honours: Nurses’ achievements recognised

Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants receive honours

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Top midwife sees chance for better continuity of care for mums-to-be

The coming year will be an opportunity to drive better continuity of care for mothers-to-be, England’s most senior midwife says after new guidance was issued to ensure more consistent care and support for pregnant women

University of Bedfordshire
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University promises to employ its graduate nurses who cannot find work

University of Bedfordshire unveils jobs pledge in bid to boost demand for its nursing degrees

EU working time regulations
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Healthcare union chiefs urge government to retain working time regulations after leaving EU

Patient safety will be at risk if working time regulations are ditched, warn union leaders

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'Emotional lifeline' Admiral Nurses recognised for long service

Three Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK have been recognised for 20 years’ service each.

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Nurses prone to burnout from long hours, emotional involvement in patients’ problems

Long shifts and emotional involvement in patients’ problems can cause burnout and affect job performance in nurses, with those working in a psychiatric setting worst affected, a study shows

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More being helped by talking therapies on NHS

More people with anxiety and depression are gaining access to NHS talking therapies in England, official data show

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Researchers puzzled by upsurge in scarlet fever to 50-year high

Cases of scarlet fever in England have reached a 50-year high, with more than 19,000 infections reported last year, according to researchers who say identifying the reasons is a public health priority

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RCN Scotland director to join sleep-out in support of homeless

RCN Scotland director Theresa Fyffe will join thousands of fundraisers this weekend for a charity sleep-out in Edinburgh in support of homeless people

man faces panel
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Nurse struck off for assaulting colleague

Care home nurse touched colleague while caring for a resident

Theatre nurses
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Unite ballots theatre nurse members over industrial action in new year

Theatre nurses could begin 2018 on strike over claims that newly-enforced shift rotas put patient safety at risk.

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Latest UCAS figures reveal implications of bursary removal in nursing applications

The number of mature students accepted onto nursing degree courses has heavily declined with the removal of the bursary, official figures published today reveal.

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Nursing tops poll of most trusted profession for second year running

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in Britain for a second consecutive year, the annual Ipsos MORI survey has revealed

Learning disability nursing
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Bursary cut could further decrease numbers of mental health and learning disability nurses, says RCN chief

RCN general secretary Janet Davies says shortage of specialist nurses is ‘very, very worrying’.

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Department of Health to hold consultation over draft guidance for restraint restrictions

Draft guidance on the reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people, has been put out for consultation by the Department of Health

Janet Davies
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RCN general secretary Janet Davies slams government for nursing pay insult

Government suggestions that any pay rise for nurses must be linked to improved productivity are insulting, says RCN general secretary Janet Davies.

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Cyclists, commuters at risk from excessive noise levels

Commuters cycling or using public transport endure noise levels that could put them at risk of hearing loss, with those travelling by bicycle likely to be exposed to such noise most often, researchers say