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Nursing associates begin training at University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby have embarked on their studies to become Nursing...

Blood cancer charity launches special patient information packs

A blood cancer charity is encouraging cancer nurses to distribute its new personalised...

'Government burying head in sand on pay'

MPs warn the NHS cannot afford to lose the goodwill of nurses

MPs debate fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

Nurses from across England lobbied MPs ahead of debate

Women with breast cancer should have access to life-prolonging drug – MP

MPs call on NICE to approve use of breast cancer drug Kadcyla.

Nurses get ready for NHS pay debate

Thousands of nurses have contacted their MPs to urge them to take part in today’s...

Radio presenter calls for law change to protect NHS staff from violence

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to make it a criminal offence to attack NHS...

Nurses do not speak in 75% of cancer multidisciplinary team meetings, research finds

A study commissioned by Cancer Research UK has found that nurses do not frequently speak in...

Almost half of patients with lung cancer are not seen by a nurse specialist, audit...

The latest national lung cancer audit found insufficient numbers of patients are seen by...

Some healthcare professionals lack skills in caring for older people with cancer, says...

A report commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support has called for a basic education framework...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to be regulator for new nursing associates.

Nursing associate regulation could cost £4 million to set up, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out the benefits and risks of regulating nursing...

Almost all hospitals in England have nurse shortages, data reveals

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare...

Pay cap could see nurse pay fall by thousands in real terms by 2020

Trades Union Congress analysis of public sector pay restraint reveals bleak picture for...

More staff are working without breaks, claims RCN

Some nurses working up to 12 hours without a break, food, or even a glass of water

Nurses urged to lobby MPs to attend NHS pay debate

A parliamentary debate on scrapping NHS pay caps will take place at the end of this month...

Nurse pay looks set for parliamentary debate

Petition tops 100k signatures after nurses lose 14% in real terms

Department of Health backs overhaul of the NMC’s fitness to practise process

Fundamental changes to the NMC’s legal framework could speed up fitness to practise cases.

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