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Providers call on government to back down on pay rises

Boosting pay in the homecare and care home sectors is, on the face of it, a positive development supported by workers and employers alike.

NICE publishes draft guideline for care in final three days of life

Headlines once again focus on end of life care following publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft guideline on caring for adults in the last three days of life

Patients to access health records by 2018, Jeremy Hunt pledges

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told delegates at the Health and Care Innovation Expo that in three years patients will be able to access their records online and make changes or add to their notes

Nurses to have health checks as part of £5 million NHS England initiative

Nurses will have musculoskeletal and mental health checks as part of a major drive announced today by NHS England

MPs join forces to highlight and debate key patient safety issues

Improving patient safety has been the stated ambition of the government since Sir Robert Francis published his report into care failings at Stafford Hospital in February 2013.

Rethink for end of life care aims to put people before process

End of life care has been under scrutiny for the past three years, and the topic is back in the headlines with the publication of draft guidance for the care of dying adults.

Chief nurse Jane Cummings asks senior nurses to join safe staffing advisory group

England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings calls on nursing directors to join her safe staffing group

RCN to launch pay campaign

The Royal College of Nursing will launch a campaign on pay following the government's announcement that salaries will be capped at 1% till 2020

Gay health workers bullied because of their sexual orientation

Stonewall charity finds almost a quarter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health workers have heard colleagues make negative comments about LGBT people or use discriminatory terms such as ‘poof’ and ‘dyke’

Health professionals should avoid the term 'frailty' report recommends

Research commissioned by Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society has found the word 'frailty' can deter older people from seeking support

Catheter device that could save the NHS millions is recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a transparent catheter device designed to reduce infections that could save the health service millions

'Shocking' stories of unsafe hospital discharges uncovered by national inquiry

Healthwatch England has published a report showing vulnerable patients are being discharged unsafely because of a lack of communication and a fragmented service

Review of safe staffing levels will go ahead, says health secretary

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals staff staffing review as part of his 25-year plan

Display of shoes highlights number of diabetes-related amputations

Diabetes UK is calling on the government and the NHS to do more to prevent amputations after...

Health workers have made more than 10,000 complaints about staffing in the Welsh NHS

Welsh Liberal Democrats say 10,395 complaints about NHS staffing have been logged by staff...

RCNi journalism scoops top media award

The Medical Journalists' Association has recognised journalist Jacqui Thornton for her...

New guidance on FGM care published

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advise high-quality care for circumcised...

7/7 London bombings survivor pays tribute to staff at St Thomas' Hospital...

Gill Hicks visited St Thomas' Hospital in London ten years after staff cared for her after...

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