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Pain management among improvements needed in end of life care – Marie Curie study

Honest communication between clinicians and families essential, say researchers

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

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Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

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Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

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Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

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Nurse-led campaign to put an end to ‘pyjama paralysis’ kicks off

The 70-day challenge aims to get older patients up and about in an effort to speed up their...

Student loans

Education secretary urged to intervene after student loan error

RCN wants ‘worried and distressed’ healthcare students to receive the financial support they...

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones' star becomes RCN ambassador...

TV's mother of dragons is nursing's latest ally in the fight to raise awareness of staff...

Fitness to practise hearings

Fitness to practise: NMC launches plan to help nurses resolve cases before hearings

Regulator’s ruling body agrees proposal to overhaul how it deals with complaints about...

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Foundation of Nursing Studies seeks chair of trustees

Practice development charity recruiting its next chair

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Hospitals should be forced to meet minimum food standards – Labour

Quality of hospital food should be enforced by legal standards, says Labour health shadow

PM to meet nurses, set out new plan to fight prostate cancer

Prime minister Theresa May will meet nurses today to discuss the challenges they face and...

Hospital parking: three out of 10 NHS hospitals in England charging staff for facilities

Nurses and other hospital staff are expected to pay for parking at 348 out of the 1,175...

University admissions: nursing student applications in England continue to fall

RCN says one third fewer nursing student applicants in England since tuition fees replaced...

RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2018 lines up leading speakers from...

Resilience, changing nursing roles and financial challenges will be discussed at an...

Researchers cite smoking and obesity as top causes of cancer in UK

Around 135,000 cases of cancer in the UK could be prevented every year through lifestyle...

Royal College of Midwives issues guidance on anonymous voter registration for abuse...

Midwives can help keep people who have experienced domestic abuse safe by ensuring they...

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