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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...

Nurses offered free woodland workshops

NHS staff are being offered the chance to relax in woodland as part of workshops to ease...

Using online essays to cheat ‘may put patients at risk'

Patient safety could be at risk if nursing students cheat by passing off as their own work...

Systemic problems found in NHS patient death investigations

A new review has found ‘system-wide’ problems in the way the NHS investigates patient deaths...

RCN launches updated guidance on infusion therapy

Updated guidance on infusion therapy has been published by the RCN.

People with eating disorders ‘sent to Scotland due to bed shortage’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says sending vulnerable people hundreds of miles away for...

Concern over capacity for apprentice and associate placements

The RCN says existing registered nurses will face increased pressure due to the volume of...

Bursary to stay in Wales – but nursing students must work in the country for two years...

Bursaries will continue to be available to new nursing students in Wales next year — but...

University sets up £200K fund to help nursing students

A university has set up a £200,000 fund to help nursing students cope with course costs when...

CNO rejects nursing associate claims

Not a 'cheap replacement for nurses', says England's chief nursing officer

Nursing the 'most trusted profession'

Poll finds UK public has faith in nurses' truthfulness

Four out of five nurses struck off NMC register last year were over the age of 40,...

Four out of five nurses struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register last...

‘Significant’ concerns about morale and work pressures on prison nurses in Scotland

RCN Scotland study shows a rise in sickness absence reported by staff.

Mental Health Act detentions soared over past decade, figures show

NHS Digital data reveals a 47% increase in detentions under the Mental Health Act

Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Prison suicides hit ten-year high

Report highlights ‘bleak reality’, with an average of one suicide in prison every three days.

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

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