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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

Lords discuss lack of progress post-Winterbourne View

Two members of the House of Lords raise concerns about slow progress in helping people move...

Heatwave plan released

Public Health England outlines plan for alerting people to hot weather risks such as...

Fewer people with learning disabilities or autism now in hospital

Health and Social Care Information Centre reports a slight drop in England from March 2015...

Trust admits care failings and pays family compensation

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pays £80,000 to family after accepting responsibility...

Learning disability nurses receive OBEs

Queen's birthday honours list rewards 3 learning disability nurses

Delayed transfers causing hold ups

NHS England reports that demand on frontline emergency services eased in April, but blocked...

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