Petra Kendall-Raynor

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Magnesium could prevent bone fractures

Magnesium could prevent bone fractures as a leading cause of disability and ill health among middle-aged to older people, research suggests.

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Police assigned to protect NHS staff across London hospitals

A police team has been assigned to protect emergency departments (EDs) across four major hospitals in London.

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Pre-menopausal South Asian women at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life, study suggests

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white caucasian women, a new study suggests.

Linsey Davis
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Nurse helps create innovative assessment unit

Service is helping to reduce emergency department admissions.

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Overseas-trained nurses given extra chance on competency tests

NMC changes rules on exams to practise in the UK, offering applicants more flexibility and shorter wait to re-apply.

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Government ‘storing up problems’ as mature students shun nursing, RCN warns

Six thousand fewer mature students have applied to study nursing, according to UCAS figures

Dementia nurse with patient
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Healthcare professionals need more training to support LGBT people with dementia, report warns

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people are rarely acknowledged by service providers, says a new report.

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Nurse reprimanded after failing to perform CPR on care home resident he believed had already died

Nursing and Midwifery Council panel heard nurse failed to perform CPR on care home resident and called 111 instead of 999.

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Landmark changes for midwifery as NMC legal framework is modernised

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is separating midwifery supervision and regulation in changes to its legal framework.

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U-turn over agency ban

NHS Improvement has agreed to pause plans to prevent nurses working for an agency if they have a substantive contract

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High numbers of female chief nurses, but more women needed at NHS board level, study shows

Report calls for an additional 500 female-held NHS board seats by 2020.

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New project aims improve retention of nursing students and newly qualified nurses

City, University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are planning to work in partnership to improve nurse retention.

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1% pay cap to continue for Scottish nurses

Pay increase capped at 1% for 2017-18

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Research warns about risk of taking opioids with benzodiazepines

Taking opioids together with benzodiazepines is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, study results suggest.

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Nurses praised for efforts after terror attack

Staff from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust ran towards Westminster Bridge to help victims of a terrorist attack.

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Risk of liver disease and cancer starts in adolescence in overweight men, study finds

The risk of liver disease and cancer starts from late adolescence in overweight or obese men, research suggests.

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Leading stroke nursing professor receives honour at Buckingham Palace

UK's only nursing professor of stroke care made a dame.

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Low morale and poor pay behind staff retention problems, survey suggests

In a poll of 2,000 NHS workers 92% thought low morale caused problems with staff retention.