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Cross-party peers back calls to scrap the cap

House of Lords to debate the public sector pay cap, as cross-party group calls for...

Fall in nursing degree applications sparks call for action

The number of nursing degree applicants to universities in the UK has fallen by 19% in the...

Nominate a health hero

Our Health Heroes Awards recognise healthcare support workers, apprentices and teamwork.

Breast care nurses trained in CBT to help treat hot flushes

Nurses will deliver talking therapy to breast cancer patients in a study aimed at improving...

NHS organisations reveal thousands of job vacancies – with some unfilled for months

Some NHS hospital organisations have more than 1,000 staff vacancies while others have left...

Nurse struck off after falsely claiming to be a leading surgeon

A nurse who lied to his wife and friends for seven years about being a leading surgeon has...

Research tells cancer nurses to ‘be honest with youngsters and support their families’

Improving end of life care and ensuring support is provided for families and carers are...

Cancer diagnosis now more common than a wedding

More new cases of cancer each year than weddings in the UK

'Summer of protest has only just started'

RCN warning after government insists pay cap will stay

Improving end of life care for patients with cancer in deprived areas ‘could save £4.6...

Patients with cancer who live in poorer areas receive ‘unacceptable variation’ in end of...

Nurse-led intervention helps carers manage medication and cancer pain

A study published today shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention...

Jeremy Hunt under fire for voting against scrapping pay cap

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked how the government can afford a £1 billion deal...

RCNi seeks new board chair

Nursing Standard publisher RCNi is looking for a new chair to provide the board with clear...

Standards for nursing associates to be drawn up by NMC

Professional standards for the work of nursing associates will be drawn up by the Nursing...

Pressure mounting on government to scrap pay cap

The RCN’s summer of protest is set to continue amid mounting pressure on the government to...

Now's the time to nominate exemplary nurses for Kate Granger awards...

Chief nurse urges more nurses to nominate colleagues and teams for Kate Granger...

Families of children with cancer ‘left with huge bills for treatment travel’

Some parents of children with cancer spend thousands of pounds every year on travel for...

UK nurse numbers fall for first time in recent history

More nurses and midwives are leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register than are...

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