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Hospital staff lack confidence and knowledge to care for people with mental health...

Hospital staff often lack the knowledge or confidence to care for people with mental health...

New guidance for police and healthcare workers on use of restraint

Guidance has been drawn up to clarify the role of police in responding to incidents...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to be regulator for new nursing associates.

£3 million boost for nursing students with children in Scotland

Nursing students with dependents in Scotland are to receive an uplift to their financial...

‘Suicidal, phobic, anxious’: mental health nurse shares personal story

An experienced director of nursing who was hospitalised with depression has publicly shared...

Four in ten junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after night shift, poll...

BBC survey adds to concerns about driving after long shifts

Health and social care organisations make Stonewall’s top 100 list

NHS trust that has worked with RCN on a trans awareness training package named a star...

Nursing associate regulation could cost £4 million to set up, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out the benefits and risks of regulating nursing...

Almost all hospitals in England have nurse shortages, data reveals

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare...

Pay cap could see nurse pay fall by thousands in real terms by 2020

Trades Union Congress analysis of public sector pay restraint reveals bleak picture for...

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

Hospital launches gastrointestinal academy for nurses

Hospital launches gastrointestinal academy to help nurses expand their knowledge of...

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...

Doctors’ leaders reject a motion ‘deploring’ comments by England's chief nurse...

Doctors’ leaders yesterday rejected a motion to condemn England’s chief nurse for her public...

Hospital documentary series a real eye opener for viewers, says programme consultant

A nurse has spoken about what motivated her to help put together a new six-part documentary...

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...

Number of midwives employed in the NHS is flatlining, RCM warns

An extra 3,500 midwives are needed in the NHS in England but employment rates are flatlining...

Nurse pay looks set for parliamentary debate

Petition tops 100k signatures after nurses lose 14% in real terms

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