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NHS 111 to get online triage service

Health secretary announces new online services and apps that will be available to patients...

Concerns over vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland

The percentage of vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland has risen by 16% in three...

Nurses' key role in preventing suicides

Nurses are best placed to develop a rapport and communicate with patients at risk of suicide...

Call for debate on future of nursing education

A new report from the Council of Deans of Health is calling for discussion on what new...

Junior doctors announce five days of strike action

Fears over patient safety have been raised after junior doctors in England escalate dispute...

District nursing at ‘breaking point’

Overstretched district nursing services are functioning on nurses’ goodwill, says new report.

Radical plans to close NHS services

A&E and hospital closure proposals revealed

Emergency department closed to children

Trust suspends A&E services for young people

Funding to curb use of police cells as place of safety for mental health crises...

The first wave of funding for a £15 million programme to prevent police cells being used as...

Heatwave warning for South and East of England

Community nurses should be prepared to help vulnerable patients in the heatwave predicted...

A&Es facing ‘drastic shortage’ of nurses, warns RCN

The RCN has warned A&Es departments in England are ‘buckling’ under the pressure of...

'Sprainspotting' nurses recreate cult film poster ...

Nurse practitioners promote new uniforms by posing for Trainspotting homage.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey accused of concealing high temperature during screening

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was infected with the Ebola virus while volunteering...

Trust recruiting new nurses

£300k plan to curb staff shortages

Nurses could take on key role to calm the ‘crisis’ in emergency medicine, say experts

A&E patients could be treated by specially-trained nurses as part of measures to tackle...

Top nurse appointed to help turn around Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Leading nurse Elaine Inglesby-Burke has been announced as the new chief nurse at Pennine...

Emergency nurses fear for their jobs over night closures

Nurses at an overstretched A&E department forced to close at night feel uncertain about...

Online fame for emergency nurse after he is mistaken for Olympic hero

Joe Clarke is enjoying his moment of fame after being mistaken online for a Team GB gold-...

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