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Number of non-EU nurses seeking UK registration soars

Applications to join the NMC register from nurses and midwives outside Europe more than...

Vulnerable patients 'at high risk' of food poisoning

Some hospitals are serving out-of-date food to patients, an investigation has found.

Charging overseas patients for NHS care: concerns raised over nurses' role

Nurses have voiced concerns over what role, if any, they should play in deciding whether...

App launched to help nurses raise patient safety concerns

Unison Scotland has launched a free app for nurses to raise concerns about patient care from...

Rise in number of nurses referred to the NMC

The number of nurses and midwives being referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council has...

Nursing associates will administer controlled medicines

Staff in new role will also carry out invasive procedures, government documents suggest.

Free occupational health services for Scottish practice nurses

Practice nurses in Scotland will now have free access to occupational health services as...

Government giving ‘false impression’ about increased NHS spending

NHS spending per person will fall in two years’ time, the head of the Commons health...

House of Lords select committee to hear evidence on NHS pressures

Nursing workforce expert will advise on issues such as risks associated with low morale.

Nurses’ uniforms harbour antibiotic-resistant bugs, study reveals

Scrubs worn by intensive care nurses can harbour antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according...

Study finds link between access to specialist nurses and stroke survival

The number of specialist nurses available to treat patients immediately after a stroke is...

RCN reveals further details of accreditation scheme for nurses working at an advanced...

The RCN has revealed further details of its accreditation scheme for nurses working at an...

Family claim death of retired nurse could have been prevented

The family of a retired nurse who died in a fall from a motorway bridge say her death could...

NHS staff turning to food banks and payday loans

Hard-pressed health service staff are struggling to make ends meet, according to Unison...

Four out five healthcare professionals subjected to bullying, new research reveals

Four out five healthcare professionals have been subjected to bullying, new research reveals.

NMC launches consultation on ‘costly and out of date’ fitness to practise process

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a consultation into proposed changes to its...

Leading nurse collects OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Leading nurse Pauline Watts had a date with royalty today when she collected her OBE from...

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