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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

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.

Nottinghamshire trust shelves plans to axe 60 health visitors

The Unite union opposed plans to cut posts

Baby Box scheme aims to give every child the best start possible

First-time mothers are receiving boxes full of essential items for their babies, which can...

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...

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...

91-year-old nurse reunited with patient more than 60 years on

Bill Douglas tracked down retired ward sister Margaret Ancell to thank her for saving his...

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