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Nominations sought for RCN fellowships

Nurses are being encouraged to nominate those who have made an exceptional contribution to...

Chief nurse’s BME advisory group needs new chair

Opportunity for senior professional to influence chief nursing officer’s work on race...

EXCLUSIVE: surge in number of NHS staff applying to retire

The number of NHS staff applying for retirement has surged by 25% over the past four years,...

Barcoding medication and replacement hips ‘could save NHS £1 billion’

Replacement hips and breast implants are to have barcodes as part of an NHS scheme to reduce...

Nurses’ achievements recognised in new year’s honours

Leading Mary Seacole statue campaigner and the UK’s only nursing professor of stroke care...

Nurses tell of how furry friends can improve patient health

Nine out of ten nurses believe animals can improve the health of patients with depression...

From free concerts to £5k tips

Nurses have paid tribute to George Michael for championing the profession – and recalled how...

Hospital parking nets more than £120 million for NHS trusts

NHS hospitals are making more money than ever from car park charges, an investigation has...

NHS must focus on home care, says England’s chief nurse

The NHS needs to spend more money looking after people in their own homes rather than in...

Nursing leaders’ tribute to ‘hard-working and dedicated’ nurses working over Christmas

Nursing leaders from across the UK have paid tribute to the ‘hard-working and dedicated’...

Nurses making Christmas Day special for patients across the UK

Almost 90,000 nurses will be on Christmas Day duty this year, according to health union...

Nursing voted most honest and ethical profession in US poll

Nurses have been voted the most trustworthy professionals for the fifteenth year in a row in...

Study finds ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes

A study has found a ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes.

Deadline looms for RCN mentorship scheme

A pioneering nurse whose recycling project saved £50,000 is urging others to put their ideas...

‘Drastic’ fall in nursing degree applications since bursary cut

Nursing leaders voice concern about reduction since the government withdrew funding for...

Surprise starring role for NHS nurses' choir in Michael McIntyre Christmas special

A nurses' choir were in for a surprise when they landed a starring role in a festive TV...

Those at risk of developing schizophrenia more likely to try cannabis, new research...

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis,...

Provide more resources to tackle suicide, say ministers

More support for public mental health and early intervention services is needed if the...

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