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‘Blame culture must change to learning culture’ to prevent repeat of Gosport scandal

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt says it is too hard for staff to raise concerns

Gosport evidence: ‘It appeared to me euthanasia was practised by the nursing staff’

Auxiliary at Gosport War Memorial Hospital told police about events on the 'dead loss ward'

Penny Wilson

Gosport scandal: ‘my mum had to leave her job after speaking up about opioids’

Sylvia Giffin was among the Gosport War Memorial Hospital nurses who tried to act on concerns

Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

Nurses need compulsory learning disability training, says mother of tragic teenager

Nurses need mandatory learning disability training, says a woman whose teenage son died in...

Learning disability nursing degree course suspended due to lack of applicants

Slump in learning disability nursing applications blamed on loss of NHS bursary

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Beatrice Akyeampong and Vanessa Apea

NHS Windrush 70 Awards winners represent the ‘best of the NHS’

‘We treasure you as much as the NHS itself’, PM Theresa May tells Windrush Awards winners

Restraint

Training standards on use of restraint could become mandatory for NHS in England

The Restraint Reduction Network has been commissioned to create the evidence-based standards

Immigration rules to be eased so NHS can recruit more skilled staff

Thousands more nurses and doctors to be recruited from abroad

Classify healthcare as a safety-critical industry, says RCN

‘Patient safety investigations should look at pressures on staff before blaming individuals’

Student’s RCN award for his work supporting people with learning disabilities

Andrew Turner saw service users’ anxiety about clinical procedures – and took action to...

NMC to update reflective practice guidance in wake of Bawa-Garba ruling

Healthcare regulators need to review their advice about reflection, Williams report states

Nurses take lead against bullying and harassment in NHS

Nurses are taking the lead in identifying bullying and harassment in the NHS

Nurses and midwives named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Profession’s achievements recognised by the Queen

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