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Two new council members at the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed two new council members.

Junior doctors announce five days of strike action

Fears over patient safety have been raised after junior doctors in England escalate dispute...

District nursing at ‘breaking point’

Overstretched district nursing services are functioning on nurses’ goodwill, says new report.

Nurse recruitment event at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nurses from all specialisms are being sought for recruitment in Yorkshire.

‘Not enough’ hospital nurses on duty, say one in three patients in Scotland

Survey reveals concern about staff numbers, though overall satisfaction with service rises...

Low nurse numbers could increase hospitals’ use of restraint – study

US study shows proportion of nurses on wards influences use of restraint.

Florence Nightingale Foundation chief Elizabeth Robb to step down

Florence Nightingale Foundation chief executive announces her departure.

New workforce strategy for practice nurses

Work under way to meet the needs of general practice nursing

'Reinstate nursing bursary'

Nursing Standard editor in plea to PM

‘Grant EU nurses British citizenship for free’

The Institute of Public Policy Research think tank say the NHS would collapse without the...

Warning over school nurse numbers

RCN highlights that the number of school nursing post has fallen by 13% since 2010

Nurses' sickness absence rates almost four times higher than doctors

New sickness absence rates show nurses have one of the highest sickness absence rates across...

Shortage of nurses and other key workers may hinder seven-day NHS, leaked documents...

The NHS may lack enough nurses and other key staff to make a seven-day service work properly...

Midwife suspended for nine months over death of baby Joshua Titcombe

Midwife’s care failings before infant’s death lead to her suspension.

Fast-track diploma offers alternative route to nursing

One-year Sheffield College access to nursing course aimed at healthcare staff who don't have...

RCN to launch leadership programme for senior nurses

College hopes political leadership training for nurses on band 8 and above will address...

Pay freeze is hurting nurse morale, says RCN's longest-serving rep

Gordon Lees looked back at more than 40 years of activism for the RCN at a talk in London...

Scrapping student bursary risks future mental health nursing workforce, report warns

Plans to scrap student bursaries risk worsening a recruitment crisis in mental health...