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Labour pledges to halt emergency department closures and review STPs

Labour shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth promised a review of closures across the...

Hospital patient phones branded a 'rip off'...

Relatives who call patients in hospital are still being forced to pay 'rip off' charges of...

RCN calls for politicians to end pay cap as nurses resort to hardship grants

Eight nurses a day seek urgent help to cope with the rising cost of living and one-in-four...

Prime minister avoids question on nurses using food banks

Theresa May critised by nursing leaders and Labour MPs for failing to explicitly say if it...

England ‘faces shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020’

England could be hit by a shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020 and almost half of all nurses...

Government avoids defeat in vote on nursing bursaries

The government comfortably avoided a symbolic defeat over funding for nursing students in...

NHS staff morale hit by Brexit, say MPs

MPs say 150,000 workers face an uncertain future
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Last chance to vote for your Patient's Choice Award winner...

Voting in the Patient's Choice category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 closes at midnight on...

Labour promises pay rise for NHS staff

Election pledges to scrap the cap, reinstate bursary and safe staffing legislation

Hospital staff paying almost £90 a month for parking, study reveals

Nurses and porters are being charged 'extortionate' fees of almost £90 a month to use...

Nurse-turned-novelist becomes a bestseller

Mental health nurse-turned-novelist recalls teenager's remark that sparked idea for...

Parts of England cutting mental health spending, figures suggest

Five regions of England are cutting spending on mental health, figures suggest.

Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says Unison

Chronic understaffing of nurses is continuing to put patients at risk, a survey has revealed.

Jo Brand joins celebrities backing dementia awareness campaign

Comedian and ex-mental health nurse Jo Brand shows her support.

Exclusive: Hospital food investigation

A slug in a sandwich and a Muslim patient being offered pork were among the complaints.

Patient waits more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital

A patient with complex health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to...

Call for UK-wide alliance of mental health nurses

Professor Tony Butterworth to speak at Mental Health Practice conference on review of nursing

Hospital shops agree to limit sugary drinks

Sugary drinks will be banned from hospital shops next year, unless action is taken to cut...

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