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New mothers need better GP support for mental health issues, says charity

A charity has raised fears over the 'devastating impact' of GPs not having enough time to...

Trust to close dementia ward due to lack of mental health nurses

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to close a dementia ward after struggling to...

NSPCC reports 200% increase in helpline calls about emotional abuse

The NSPCC has called on the government to commission a UK study into child abuse and neglect.

Give nurses breaks during heatwave, employers urged

Nurses are at risk of dehydration during hot weather, warns Royal College of Nursing.

NHS workforce 'scarcely mentioned' in Queen's Speech, says RCN...

College disappointed with government's legislative programme.

Guidance for nurses on how to record public health impact

A new toolkit has been created by Public Health England and the Royal Society for Public...

RCN wants patients’ pets allowed in hospitals

The RCN is encouraging more hospitals to explore animal therapy and will launch a nationwide...

Health warnings issued as UK heatwave continues

NHS England issues amber health heatwave alert as temperatures in the UK soar above those in...

RCN backs prisons ombudsman's call for national strategy for older people in jail...

A new report from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman calls for a national strategy to...

School nurses 'pivotal' to child mental health...

Reaching children with mental health issues can be difficult, but school nurses have a...

UK nurse receives high honour

A leading UK nurse has received the Great Cross of Spanish Nursing for his efforts to...

Former whistleblower urges nurses to share their stories of raising care concerns

Staff should put their case forward to be reviewed.

Patient violence drops after psychiatric hospitals go smoke-free

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust reports a 39% reduction in the number of...

Boost health visitor numbers to protect child mental health, urges RCN

RCN uses infant mental health awareness week to highlight work of health visitors.

Dementia nurse expert awarded fellowship

Professor June Andrews was presented with her City and Guilds of London Institute fellowship...

Nurses take up seats in the House of Commons

Four nurses will be heading to parliament when MPs resume their seats in the House of...

Learning disability nurse named RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year

Siobhan Rogan established Northern Ireland’s first community-based fully integrated child...

Nurses praised for courage during hospital blaze

Staff helped evacuate patients during fire at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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