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UK child health at risk due to gap between rich and poor, according to new report

An alarming gap between rich and poor is leaving the health and well-being of the UK’s...

£31 million boost for neonatal and obstetric services in Wales

Two neonatal units in Wales are set to benefit from a combined investment of £31 million in...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

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

Three quarters of neonatal units in Scotland do not have enough nurses, charity warns

Three quarters of neonatal units in Scotland do not have enough nurses to meet minimum safe...

Children need to be taught how to wash hands, says NICE

Children and young people need to be taught to wash their hands properly in a bid to cut...

Nursing associate regulation could cost £4 million to set up, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out the benefits and risks of regulating nursing...

Almost all hospitals in England have nurse shortages, data reveals

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare...

Hospital passport scheme reduces anxiety in children, research shows

Researchers at NHS Education for Scotland have found the Hospital Passport scheme helps...

Pay cap could see nurse pay fall by thousands in real terms by 2020

Trades Union Congress analysis of public sector pay restraint reveals bleak picture for...

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

Academic calls for wider access to suicide prevention training for nurses

A nurse academic with a family experience of suicide has called for all nurses to undergo...

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...

Adults cared for on children’s wards amid NHS pressures

RCN warns winter pressures are posing ‘major risks’ across the whole NHS system, but...

Nurse pay looks set for parliamentary debate

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

New nursing role to help parents of seriously ill children

The charity Wellchild has appointed its first parent trainer nurse to help children continue...

Toddler with suspected meningitis ‘lay on makeshift bed during A&E wait’

A toddler with suspected meningitis lay for several hours on a makeshift bed made of two...

Royal College of Midwives chief executive to step down

Cathy Warwick will retire as head of the Royal College of Midwives in August.

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.

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