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More than 17,000 younger nurses leave NHS, figures show

RCN says staff shortages, relentless pressure and poor pay forcing nurse leaders to quit.

Fall in mental health nurses 'threatens care'

Workforce in England has fallen by 13% since 2009

Mandatory flu vaccinations for staff should be considered, says England's chief...

England's chief medical officer has added her voice to calls for a debate on whether flu...

Patient satisfaction and nurse staffing levels

Increasing nurse numbers could boost patient satisfaction with quality of care

Mental health ward gets a makeover from designer Paul Smith

Fashion designer lends his expertise to create ‘positive, comforting environment’ for...

Winter pressures: Underfunding means staff under ‘intolerable pressure’, NHS Providers...

NHS Providers’ chief executive Chris Hopson outlines ‘fragility’ of the wider health service...

Government to blame for hospitals' situations, winter pressure poll respondents...

Almost one in ten people have been affected by severe winter pressures in the NHS, new...

Housing crisis: Public land ‘flogged off to developers’ and unaffordable for nurses...

Four out of five homes built by private developers on former NHS land will cost more than...

Hunt stays as health secretary, with added remit of social care

Jeremy Hunt now also has responsibility for social care

Flu vaccinations: should they become mandatory?

Debate on mandatory vaccinations ‘inevitable’, says NHS England medical director

Anne Milton tipped to take over as health secretary

Anne Milton, a trained nurse could be the next health minister in Theresa May's cabinet...

Nursing Standard straw poll reveals 90% of respondents believe winter pressures are...

Nurses have demanded the prime minister and health secretary join them on the front line...

Former RCN council chair urges caution on industrial action over pay

Now is not the time to call a ballot over pay, the outgoing RCN council chair has told...

NHS pressures

Thousands of pre-planned operations and appointments delayed

Singing improves mental well-being, study finds

Taking part in community singing groups helps people maintain or improve their mental well-...

New Year’s honours: Nurses’ achievements recognised

Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants receive honours

Staff retention plan urges trusts to ‘think imaginatively’ about how to keep nurses

NHS organisations are being challenged to ‘think imaginatively’ about persuading nurses to...

Hospital income from car parking hits record £174.5 million

Struggling hospitals should not try to make money off their staff, the RCN has warned, after...

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