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NMC overhauls English requirements for overseas nurses

In a move it describes as ‘common sense’, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced an...

Campaign for RCN to rejoin ICN wins backing of leading nurses

A campaign to persuade the RCN to rejoin a global federation of nurses has won the backing...

Consultation launch on nursing associate role a ‘vital step’ for NMC

Consultation launch on nursing associate role to bridge gap between HCAs and registered...

Mental Health Act review

Prime minister said review will focus on ‘injustice and discrimination’ in system

Super-sized snack ban in hospitals

NHS England wants healthier options for staff, patients and visitors

Identify learning disability before school age, conference told

Children who have learning disabilities should be identified before they reach school age to...

WHO reinstates chief nurse post after seven-year absence

Cook Islands secretary of state for health Elizabeth Iro has been named the World Health...

'We cannot afford to lose EU nurses too'

Unions urge government to secure EU staff rights

People with learning disabilities are missing out on health checks

Half of people with learning disabilities who have a GP in England do not attend an annual...

Services should recognise people with learning disabilities are living longer

People with learning disabilities are living longer and services need to reflect this,...

'Mindfulness training could help reduce burn out'...

'Mindfulness may reduce staff sickness and even the use of physical restraint'.

'Avoid assumptions about capacity in people with learning disabilities'...

The temptation to ensure people with learning disabilities make the ‘right’ decision...

Cavell Nurses' Trust lays wreath to honour nurse hero...

A commemoration of the life of nursing hero Edith Cavell has taken place in London.

Enhanced SCRs could boost care experience, says leading nurse

Having additional information added to summary care records (SCR) could greatly improve the...

New NHS standards for people with learning disabilities to be launched next year,...

Emotional stories and discussions of best practice were heard alongside an announcement on...

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

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