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NMC reveals reasons why nurses are referred to regulator

Only one in five referrals to fitness to practise proceedings concern patient care.

NMC chief executive received pay rise of almost £20,000

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) chief executive Jackie Smith received a pay rise of...

Cautious welcome for new ambulance response targets

Unions have cautiously welcomed an overhaul to ambulance responses targets that will see...

Support promised for NHS staff who smoke

Part of government plans for 'smoke-free generation'

University offers nurses trained overseas the chance to join NMC register

Middlesex University helps healthcare assistants to transition to nursing.

Ambulance service trials video apps for 999 calls

Patients who ring the ambulance service on 999 could soon be assessed via video-call...

Chancellor branded 'out of touch' by Unison over pay comments...

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been branded ‘out of touch’ and ‘insulting’...

Further trust calls for rethink on language tests for overseas nurses

A further trust has added its voice to calls to rethink the language tests required by the...

Exclusive: ‘Golden hellos’ could ease recruitment crisis, says peer

Shape of Caring review author Lord Willis says employers need to find ways to attract people...

Long working hours increase risk of developing heart condition, study shows

Working long hours increases the risk of developing a dangerous irregular heartbeat,...

Plans to strengthen NHS against threat of cyber attacks

The government is pledging an extra £21 million for cyber security across the NHS in the...

Charity reveals ‘shameful’ rise in nurses seeking financial help

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust received nearly a third more calls from nursing staff in the first...

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.

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...

50,000 alive due to organ donation, figures show

More than 50,000 people are alive thanks to organ donation, new figures show.

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...

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