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Union invites public to thank nurses for the job they do

Unison aims to highlight work of nurses and other public servants ahead of government...

Healthcare assistants being used as 'nurses on the cheap', says new report

NHS healthcare assistants (HCAs) are doing the jobs of nurses without the equivalent pay or...

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey cleared of misconduct by the NMC

Ms Cafferkey faced allegations that she concealed a high temperature during her health...

NMC panel told that Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey ‘potentially put the public at risk’

Disciplinary panel to hear further evidence today about nurse’s conduct on returning to the...

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey’s NMC hearing begins

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces Nursing and Midwifery Council inquiry over her return to...

'Risks and benefits' to scrapping bursary...

England's CNO says nurses and midwives need to take the lead in shaping the NHS

RCN says King's Fund report proves NHS 'is struggling to cope all year round...

Relentless demand for services is driving up waiting times and exacerbating financial...

83-year-old nurse vows to carry on working

One of the UK's oldest nurses has celebrated her 83rd birthday – and vowed to carry on...

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...

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