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Nurse First: graduates to begin new fast-track programme this month

High-achieving graduates will begin path to nursing leadership.

New generation of Nightingale Nurses to be recognised for excellence

A new generation of Nightingale Nurses will be created at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...

‘Make nurses agents for change’ says NHS England medical director

Nurses should become ‘agents for change’ in the NHS, according to the outgoing medical...

MPs launch inquiry into nursing shortage

The Commons health committee has launched an inquiry into pressures facing the nursing...

Commons pay cap debate

MPs back call for end to the public sector pay cap for NHS

New mother and baby units announced to support women with serious mental health...

Four new mother and baby units will open in England to support women with the most serious...

Nurses urged to look out for symptoms of sepsis

Thousands of nurses, care home staff and pharmacists are to be urged to look out for...

Suicide rates fall in England and Wales, but rise in Scotland

Suicide figures have fallen over the last year, but more than 5,600 people still lost their...

Improving mental health nursing gaps will be ‘challenging’

Reducing the 7,600 nursing and midwifery vacancies across England’s mental health services...

Access to consultant psychiatrists varies hugely across the UK

People with mental health problems are subject to huge variation across the UK in access to...

NHS criticised for use of ‘20th century’ pagers

More than one in 10 of the world's pagers is being used in the NHS, according to estimates.

Scrap the cap: nurse pay set for another Parliament vote

The 1% pay cap is set to be lifted for police and prison officers, prompting speculation...

Fears over increase in shortage of nurses following Brexit vote

Britain's shortage of nurses and midwives could increase by 20,000 by 2020 if trends...

Government drops plans to sell off NHS staffing agency

Plans to sell off a major NHS staffing agency have been abandoned by the government.

RCN updates school nurse toolkit

A revised toolkit for school nurses has been published by the RCN.

Calls for protection of the nurse title

Unregistered support staff working under specialist nurse job titles, study reveals

Thousands of nurses gather for pay rally

RCN rally calls for end to 1% pay cap

More perinatal mental health training urged for midwives and health visitors

Survey shows 72% of midwives and health visitors believe training about pre and postnatal...

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