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Concerns over vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland

The percentage of vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland has risen by 16% in three...

Call for debate on future of nursing education

A new report from the Council of Deans of Health is calling for discussion on what new...

Mencap reveals lack of support for children with learning disabilities in summer

A poll by learning disability charity Mencap showed 80 per cent of parents of a child with a...

Warning over school nurse numbers

RCN highlights that the number of school nursing post has fallen by 13% since 2010

Nurses' sickness absence rates almost four times higher than doctors

New sickness absence rates show nurses have one of the highest sickness absence rates across...

First two regional chief nurses appointed by NHS Improvement and NHS England

Two senior nurses have been appointed to unite the work of the clinical commissioning group...

NHS England announces £100 million funding for post-Winterbourne services

Funding announced to make Tranforming Care discharge plans a reality

Scottish students race to get last remaining nursing places north of the border

A small number of places on nursing degrees in Scotland are still available through clearing.

Hate crime plan criticised for not sufficiently protecting people with learning...

Steve Scown, the chief executive of care provider Dimensions, has said a government hate...

£12 million funding boost for mental health assessments in custody

Funding will expand liaison and diversion services in England

Sepsis 'as urgent as a heart attack', says NICE guidelines...

New NICE guideline urges nurses and other healthcare staff to be vigilant of early symptoms

More learning disability nurses needed to improve care for people with autism, RCN urges

RCN highlights need after inquiry revealed nine in ten people with autism said healthcare...

UK awards launched to recognise healthcare support staff

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health have launched the Our Health...

Drug prescriptions: pledge to reduce 'chemical restraints'...

NHS England guidance says that historical overuse of antipsychotic drugs needs to be...

'Wholesale replacement' needed on deprivation of liberty safeguards...

Law Commission's reveiw suggests overhaul and reforms to the law regarding mental capacity...

RCN: Restriction and restraint policy needs more evidence

Government policy guidelines surrounding restriction and restraint need more evidence for...

Policy briefing: Leading Change, Adding Value

We examine the latest policy and what it means for you http://www.england.nhs.uk/...

Bid to boost take-up of free flu jabs

A new leaflet has been produced to boost the take-up of free flu vaccinations among people...

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