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Royal College of Midwives chief executive to step down

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

‘Major and severe’ consequences for Jamaica as its nurses leave to work overseas

The country’s health minister issues warning on staffing levels.

Trust creates app for staff to raise concerns via mobile phones

Free app uses technology that helps staff raise concerns.

Whistleblower urges nurses to speak out

Nurses must raise concerns now more than ever

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.

Unions raise concern over ‘therapy associate’ role

Health Education England may consider a ‘bridging role’ that combines nursing and therapy.

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

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...

Nursing assistant’s delight as colleagues throw 80th birthday bash

One of the UK’s oldest nursing assistants celebrates her 80th birthday at work.

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...

Concern at rise in delayed discharge from mental health trusts

Delayed discharge from mental health and learning disability trusts in England up 56%

Fast-track nursing degree programme open to applicants

Fast-track nursing degree course in north east England will take on new students in March.

Deadline extended to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Entries for the profession's most prestigious awards accepted until 13 January

Red Cross defends claim of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in NHS

British charity’s chief executive renews warning about crisis in the UK’s hospital and...

New chief executive for Florence Nightingale Foundation

Nurse education charity the Florence Nightingale Foundation has announced the appointment of...

Prime minister to outline action on mental health

Theresa May is expected to announce action on mental health, including moves to help reduce...

Sickness leave halved in six-hour day trial

Assistant nurses at a care home in Sweden who worked reduced hours reported higher rates of...