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Gender stereotypes may be putting children off a healthcare career

Primary school children are more likely to identify a woman as a nurse and a man as a...

Fall in nursing degree applications

The number of nursing degree applicants in England has fallen by 23%

Nursing associates begin training at University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby have embarked on their studies to become Nursing...

Exclusive: New project to examine needs of mental health workforce

The mental health workforce of the future is under the spotlight in a new project...

Nurses to support GPs with mental health and addiction issues

A new service has been launched to help GPs affected by mental health and addication issues.

'Government burying head in sand on pay'

MPs warn the NHS cannot afford to lose the goodwill of nurses

Prison suicide rates at highest ever levels, statistics show

Self-inflicted death is 8.6 times more likely in prison custody than among the general...

MPs debate fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

Nurses from across England lobbied MPs ahead of debate

Nurses get ready for NHS pay debate

Thousands of nurses have contacted their MPs to urge them to take part in today’s...

Young people in mental health crisis putting pressure on children’s hospitals, nurses...

Rising numbers of young people in mental health crisis are putting growing pressure on acute...

Radio presenter calls for law change to protect NHS staff from violence

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to make it a criminal offence to attack NHS...

Healthcare staff urged to talk to patients who may feel suicidal

Head of charity Papyrus says staff must take the first step

‘Factors that protect against suicide less well understood than risk’

Research is needed into the relationships that protect people against suicide risk, says...

Hospital staff lack confidence and knowledge to care for people with mental health...

Hospital staff often lack the knowledge or confidence to care for people with mental health...

Counsellors reluctant to disclose clients’ suicide risk to GPs

Counsellors ‘massively under-report’ clients at risk of harming themselves

New guidance for police and healthcare workers on use of restraint

Guidance has been drawn up to clarify the role of police in responding to incidents...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to be regulator for new nursing associates.

Schools should revisit their anti-bullying policy to help prevent suicide

Expert on suicide prevention tells conference to stop ignoring victims of bullying.

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