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Warning over unfilled shifts under new agency rules

Many shifts could remain unfilled after restrictions on NHS staff doing agency work are...

Unions condemn 'derisory' pay rise

Nurses in England to receive 1% pay rise

Nurse pay rise in Wales capped at 1% for 2017-18

Nurses in Wales are set to get a 1% pay rise from April, as the NHS pay cap continues for a...

New project aims improve retention of nursing students and newly qualified nurses

City, University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are planning to work in partnership to...

NHS cannot afford to lose EU nurses, RCN says

Value of EU nurses reinforced by the RCN ahead of Article 50 trigger

1% pay cap to continue for Scottish nurses

Pay increase capped at 1% for 2017-18

Hospital staff 'more likely to be served fresh food than patients'...

NHS staff are more than twice as likely as patients to be served fresh food in hospitals,...

Help raise the profile of nursing by contributing to new project

A practice nurse has set up an online project to help highlight the work of nurses and...

NHS nurses angry about agency ban

From 1 April, many nurses will only be able to take on extra work as overtime or through...

Nurses praised for efforts after terror attack

Staff from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust ran towards Westminster Bridge to help...

Consultation on safe staffing guidance for mental health care

NHS Improvement’s draft guidance for community and inpatient mental health services does not...

Send selfies to help celebrate nursing, asks FoNS

Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) is making a short 'Flipagram' film to celebrate World...

Dementia carers being sought for new study about their own stress or depression

A new study looking at whether an online therapy programme can help carers' reduce feelings...

NHS whistle-blowers to get more protection under new proposals

Protections for NHS whistle-blowers are to be extended under new government plans.

'Serious gaps' in mental health crisis care for children, report warns...

There are 'serious gaps' in crisis care for children with mental health problems, a new...

Nurse academic calls for mandatory preceptorship year for all new nurses

All new nurses should complete a mandatory preceptorship year to help them meet new Nursing...

MPs warn a Brexit NHS staffing crisis is brewing, but Hunt downplays fears

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has downplayed fears that Brexit will lead to a collapse in the...

Look after your staff, RCN chair of council urges employers

Organisations must support nurses' well-being if they are to deliver high standards of care.

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