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More staff are working without breaks, claims RCN

Some nurses working up to 12 hours without a break, food, or even a glass of water

Nurses urged to lobby MPs to attend NHS pay debate

A parliamentary debate on scrapping NHS pay caps will take place at the end of this month...

Nurse pay looks set for parliamentary debate

Petition tops 100k signatures after nurses lose 14% in real terms

Department of Health backs overhaul of the NMC’s fitness to practise process

Fundamental changes to the NMC’s legal framework could speed up fitness to practise cases.

UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

BME staff less likely to raise concerns in the workplace

Asian and black healthcare staff are significantly less likely to whistleblow than their...

New hospital documentary series puts NHS staff in the spotlight

A new television documentary is promising to portray the full reality of working for the of...

NICE recommends annual mental health checks for people with learning disabilities

Everyone with learning disabilities should receive a review of their mental health, says the...

Concern at rise in delayed discharge from mental health trusts

Delayed discharge from mental health and learning disability trusts in England up 56%

Overhaul of mental health care promised by PM Theresa May

A package of reforms to tackle 'hidden injustice’ and stigma of mental illness has been...
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Deadline extended to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Entries for the profession's most prestigious awards accepted until 13 January

Prime minister to outline action on mental health

Theresa May is expected to announce action on mental health, including moves to help reduce...

Trust offering up to £5k relocation package to tempt nurses away from London

Relocation packages worth up to £5,000 are being offered to nurses in London, in an effort...

Nurses urged to sign 'scrap the cap' pay petition ...

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition urging the government to scrap a pay cap...

‘One in five women with diabetes experience depression’

US nursing research finds those with both conditions experience poorer diabetes management...

Nominations sought for RCN fellowships

Nurses are being encouraged to nominate those who have made an exceptional contribution to...

Chief nurse’s BME advisory group needs new chair

Opportunity for senior professional to influence chief nursing officer’s work on race...

EXCLUSIVE: surge in number of NHS staff applying to retire

The number of NHS staff applying for retirement has surged by 25% over the past four years,...

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