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Resource update: cultural competency

Read our guide to a new e-learning tool which helps health professionals understand the...

Barcoding medication and replacement hips ‘could save NHS £1 billion’

Replacement hips and breast implants are to have barcodes as part of an NHS scheme to reduce...

Nurses’ achievements recognised in new year’s honours

Leading Mary Seacole statue campaigner and the UK’s only nursing professor of stroke care...

Nurses tell of how furry friends can improve patient health

Nine out of ten nurses believe animals can improve the health of patients with depression...

Nurses must work together to make voices heard, urges RCN president

RCN president Cecilia Anim is urging nurses to make their voices heard through petitions,...

From free concerts to £5k tips

Nurses have paid tribute to George Michael for championing the profession – and recalled how...

Hospital parking nets more than £120 million for NHS trusts

NHS hospitals are making more money than ever from car park charges, an investigation has...

NHS must focus on home care, says England’s chief nurse

The NHS needs to spend more money looking after people in their own homes rather than in...

Warning over lack of learning disability nurses highlighted in new guidance

Draft guidance for safe staffing in learning disability (LD) services across England has...

Nursing leaders’ tribute to ‘hard-working and dedicated’ nurses working over Christmas

Nursing leaders from across the UK have paid tribute to the ‘hard-working and dedicated’...

Nurses making Christmas Day special for patients across the UK

Almost 90,000 nurses will be on Christmas Day duty this year, according to health union...

Study finds ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes

A study has found a ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes.

Deadline looms for RCN mentorship scheme

A pioneering nurse whose recycling project saved £50,000 is urging others to put their ideas...

‘Drastic’ fall in nursing degree applications since bursary cut

Nursing leaders voice concern about reduction since the government withdrew funding for...

Surprise starring role for NHS nurses' choir in Michael McIntyre Christmas special

A nurses' choir were in for a surprise when they landed a starring role in a festive TV...

Nurses offered free woodland workshops

NHS staff are being offered the chance to relax in woodland as part of workshops to ease...

Using online essays to cheat ‘may put patients at risk'

Patient safety could be at risk if nursing students cheat by passing off as their own work...

Systemic problems found in NHS patient death investigations

A new review has found ‘system-wide’ problems in the way the NHS investigates patient deaths...

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