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Nurses must not be made to charge overseas patients for care, warns health unions

NHS trusts will be legally obliged from April to check if overseas patients are eligible for...

Gender stereotypes may be putting children off a healthcare career

Primary school children are more likely to identify a woman as a nurse and a man as a...

Fall in nursing degree applications

The number of nursing degree applicants in England has fallen by 23%

A&E nurses working in intolerable conditions, RCN Northern Ireland director says

RCN Northern Ireland director Janice Smyth has said nurses are ‘under extreme stress’ in...

NHS is failing to recover bills from overseas patients, say MPs

System for recovering money from overseas patients who use the NHS is chaotic, say MPs.

Nursing associates begin training at University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby have embarked on their studies to become Nursing...

People with mental health problems often receive poor care in A&E, report reveals

Patients with mental health problems attending emergency departments for physical conditions...

'Government burying head in sand on pay'

MPs warn the NHS cannot afford to lose the goodwill of nurses

Nurses get ready for NHS pay debate

Thousands of nurses have contacted their MPs to urge them to take part in today’s...

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...

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