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Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Trainee doctors report heavy workloads and safety concerns

Some trainee doctors are working beyond their competence due to huge workloads, with many...

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

Nurses reminded of dangers of cold weather

PHE warns of risk to vulnerable

NHS trust leaders warn staff shortage concerns outweigh fears over funding

More than half of NHS Trust leaders in England are worried they do not have the right staff...

Nurses should not routinely use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN...

Nurses should not use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN guidance.

Nurse suspended for concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature at airport

Ebola nurse suspended for concealing colleague’s high temperature before virus was diagnosed.

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of nurses considered leaving UK to work overseas in past five years

Thousands of nurses have considered leaving UK to work overseas over the last five years,...

'Missed opportunity' as chancellor makes no mention of NHS pay cap...

The RCN has accused the government of missing an opportunity to tackle the nursing workforce...

Hospital staff use theatrical technique to improve care

Emergency department nurses in London find a novel way to improve care.

UK patients may need ID to access some NHS services

Health officials are examining whether patients should have to show proof of identity to...

Record numbers of NHS staff having flu vaccination, figures reveal

A record number of front-line NHS staff including nurses have received flu vaccinations this...

Responsibilities of nursing associates revealed by Health Education England

Nursing associates will only be able to administer medicines if suitably trained and...

Nurse denies dishonestly recording Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature

Nurse who volunteered to fight Ebola in West Africa denies dishonestly recording Pauline...

Specialist domestic abuse advisors in hospitals 'help nurses support victims'

Introducing specialist domestic abuse advisors in hospitals would help nurses to better...

Child health nurse wins RCN Wales nurse of the year award

Sian Thomas won the prestigious RCN Wales nurse of the year award for ensuring a child with...

Charity calls for domestic abuse support in every hospital in England and Wales

Over half of domestic abuse victims visiting hospital had accessed emergency departments a...

Substituting nurses with nursing assistants linked to higher patient death risk, study...

Reasearch shows one professional nurse substitution associated with a 21% rise in patient...

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