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Vulnerable people being 'let down' by council and care providers...

People who do not have the ability to choose how they are cared for are being 'let down' by...

Support promised for NHS staff who smoke

Part of government plans for 'smoke-free generation'

University offers nurses trained overseas the chance to join NMC register

Middlesex University helps healthcare assistants to transition to nursing.

Crisis in children's health linked to falling school nurse numbers, warns RCN...

The RCN has warned that children's health is in crisis and called for the role of school...

Chancellor branded 'out of touch' by Unison over pay comments...

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been branded ‘out of touch’ and ‘insulting’...

Further trust calls for rethink on language tests for overseas nurses

A further trust has added its voice to calls to rethink the language tests required by the...

Exclusive: ‘Golden hellos’ could ease recruitment crisis, says peer

Shape of Caring review author Lord Willis says employers need to find ways to attract people...

Long working hours increase risk of developing heart condition, study shows

Working long hours increases the risk of developing a dangerous irregular heartbeat,...

Plans to strengthen NHS against threat of cyber attacks

The government is pledging an extra £21 million for cyber security across the NHS in the...

Charity reveals ‘shameful’ rise in nurses seeking financial help

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust received nearly a third more calls from nursing staff in the first...

Cross-party peers back calls to scrap the cap

House of Lords to debate the public sector pay cap, as cross-party group calls for...

Fall in nursing degree applications sparks call for action

The number of nursing degree applicants to universities in the UK has fallen by 19% in the...

Nominate a health hero

Our Health Heroes Awards recognise healthcare support workers, apprentices and teamwork.

Breast care nurses trained in CBT to help treat hot flushes

Nurses will deliver talking therapy to breast cancer patients in a study aimed at improving...

NHS organisations reveal thousands of job vacancies – with some unfilled for months

Some NHS hospital organisations have more than 1,000 staff vacancies while others have left...

Nurse struck off after falsely claiming to be a leading surgeon

A nurse who lied to his wife and friends for seven years about being a leading surgeon has...

Lib Dem MP criticises partial diversion of funds meant for children's mental...

Failure to deliver on promised funding is ‘disgusting’, Norman Lamb said.

'Summer of protest has only just started'

RCN warning after government insists pay cap will stay

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