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Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended

Routine operations could 'cease for several months' if NHS hospitals have to deal with a...

NHS will need more cash for salary rises after pay cap scrapped, ministers warn

Ministers have been warned they will need to find additional funding for the NHS if staff...

Nurses to lobby MPs for tougher sanctions on those who assault NHS staff

Nurses who have been assaulted while at work will lobby MPs next week to push for tougher...

Jeremy Hunt: pay cap has been scrapped

Health secretary made the announcement to MPs

NMC reveals nursing associate draft proficiency standards

Six ‘platforms’ trainees are expected to reach on registration include accountability,...

Care Quality Commission: Future of the NHS is precarious

The NHS is straining at the seams as it juggles problems with staffing shortages, rising...

Nursing degree apprenticeships

Universities to get share of £4.9 million funding

Presumed-consent organ donation plan backed by health leaders and charities

Proposals for England receive warm welcome.

Trust with 500 nursing vacancies considers filling roles with other staff

A trust with about 500 nursing vacancies has said it is considering filling some nursing...

Public lacks confidence in automated external defibrillators

Public access defibrillators intended to assist non-medically trained people in saving lives...

Preceptorship framework launched for nurses in London

A new preceptorship framework for nurses working in London has been launched by the Capital...

Chief nursing officer’s BME strategic advisory group to set up regional networks

Regional advisory networks for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) issues are to be established...

'I drove home from work sobbing today'

Staff shortages compromising patient care, RCN poll finds

Leading academic says there is 'a lot to do' to grow nurse research as a...

More work is needed to boost the field of nurse research, says the Council of Deans of...

Ballot to be called if pay cap remains in place, RCN warns

The RCN will move towards balloting members on industrial action if the 1% cap on NHS pay is...

Hundreds of nurses and midwives aged over 70, NMC reveals

More than 500 nurses and midwives aged over 70 are practising in the UK, the regulator has...

Public agree government should scrap the cap, survey shows

Around eight in ten members of the public support calls to remove the pay cap and give NHS...

Barriers to compassionate care

Report: nurses face major barriers in delivering dedicated and compassionate care

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