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Neonatal care needs to put more emphasis on multiple births

A twins and multiple births report reveals regional variations in care, but how much can be...

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Setting the standard for care of children and young people with long-term conditions

Children can find health services hard to access, but a new set of standards aims to change...

Neonatal care

Children’s services: NHS regulator issues guidance following 96 failed CQC inspections...

While the RCN has welcomed NHS Improvement guidance following Care Quality Commission...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

Retention still a concern for children's nursing, despite rise in staff numbers...

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

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Departures

EU nurses’ uncertainty post-Brexit is driving many out of UK, says RCN

Figures from Nursing and Midwifery Council show 29% rise in number of EU nurses leaving...

Jamaica/UK

UK and Jamaica nurse exchange aims to provide mutual learning

Nurses in Jamaica and the UK will have the chance to swap places in a nurse exchange...

Vaughan Gething

'Give students in Wales long-term certainty over bursary'...

Royal College of Midwives appeals for lasting commitment to degree funding as minister...

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Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

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Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

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Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

Clinical update

End of life care quality standard

Read our update on guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care...

Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National...

Preterm births

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aim to...

Toilet training

Charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence has published new...

Hypophosphatasia

New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in agreement with...

meningitis

Meningitis and septicaemia vaccinations

Essential facts on the latest drive to boost the number of teenagers vaccinated against...

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Young children do not learn from watching videos on smartphones

Study shows that children respond to videos on smartphone screens but do not benefit

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Mothers caring for children with cancer need greater financial support

Study finds women parenting children with cancer have lower incomes than those with children

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Asthma: protein from parasitic worms suppresses allergic reactions

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh who tested the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Alarmin...

Cannabis

Epileptic seizures in children halved when using natural compounds found in cannabis –...

Findings follows 36 studies of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials of children...

Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

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