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Sharp rise in number of patients forced to wait for a hospital bed

There has been a sharp rise in the length of time people wait for a hospital bed after being...

CQC is failing to act on claims of poor care, say NHS whistleblowers

NHS whistleblowers are being fired, gagged and blacklisted, say campaigners

NHS England launches trial of PrEP HIV treatment after court ruling

Sexual health campaigners have welcomed a major trial of HIV prevention medication for 10,...

CNO rejects nursing associate claims

Not a 'cheap replacement for nurses', says England's chief nursing officer

Nursing the 'most trusted profession'

Poll finds UK public has faith in nurses' truthfulness

Nurse joins team tasked with improving NHS procurement

District nurse and paramedic add their expertise to nurse-led NHS clinical evaluation team,...

Four out of five nurses struck off NMC register last year were over the age of 40,...

Four out of five nurses struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register last...

‘Significant’ concerns about morale and work pressures on prison nurses in Scotland

RCN Scotland study shows a rise in sickness absence reported by staff.

Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Trainee doctors report heavy workloads and safety concerns

Some trainee doctors are working beyond their competence due to huge workloads, with many...

New drive to help nurses move into NHS management

More nurses and doctors will be encouraged to run hospitals, health secretary Jeremy Hunt...

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

Jeremy Hunt unveils details of nursing degree apprenticeships – and calls for...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans for the new nursing degree apprenticeships.

Nurses reminded of dangers of cold weather

PHE warns of risk to vulnerable

Nurses should not routinely use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN...

Nurses should not use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN guidance.

Four out of five diabetes specialist nurses say workload is affecting patient safety

Diabetes specialist nurses teams are reaching ‘breaking point’, according to charity...

‘Northern Ireland education model could be copied by the rest of the UK’

Northern Ireland’s unique approach to in-service learning and CPD could work in other parts...

Majority of hospice care is community-based

Research by the charity Hospice UK reveals that less than a fifth of hospice care for adults...

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