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NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

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

Actors take centre stage in emergency department trauma training

Staff were put through their paces at Doncaster Royal Infirmary during a new trauma course.

Four in ten junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after night shift, poll...

BBC survey adds to concerns about driving after long shifts

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

Academic calls for wider access to suicide prevention training for nurses

A nurse academic with a family experience of suicide has called for all nurses to undergo...

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

RCN urges nurses to raise patient safety concerns during the winter crisis

As the NHS comes under increasing pressure, the RCN advises nurses to ensure they raise any...

Toddler with suspected meningitis ‘lay on makeshift bed during A&E wait’

A toddler with suspected meningitis lay for several hours on a makeshift bed made of two...

Whistleblower urges nurses to speak out

Nurses must raise concerns now more than ever

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.

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

BME staff less likely to raise concerns in the workplace

Asian and black healthcare staff are significantly less likely to whistleblow than their...

New hospital documentary series puts NHS staff in the spotlight

A new television documentary is promising to portray the full reality of working for the of...