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NHS spent £25 million on agency midwives last year, RCM reveals

An investigation by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has revealed that NHS spending on...

Nurses central to success of integrated care, says health charity CEO

The head of The King’s Fund says of all the frontline health professionals needed to...

Union launches toolkit and training to tackle racism in the NHS

Step-by-step guide published to promote equality across the health service.

Gossip helps keep patients safe and organisations healthy, study claims

Workplace gossip can be a valuable early warning sign of failure in healthcare organisations...

Nursing associate pilot scheme numbers to double amid ‘huge interest’

The number of candidates to be trained in the new nursing associate role is set to double to...

Leadership Award now open for entries in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Nurse managers and those in leadership roles are invited to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017...

NHS pay increase should be the same for all staff – NHS Employers

NHS Employers urges NHS Pay Review Body to reject variable salary increases

Training poor for transgender care - RCN

80% of nurses have no training

Healthy hospital food shop opens doors to staff and patients

The first UK hospital shop to only sell healthy eating options has opened at the Western...

‘Employers are clogging up NMC’s in-tray with inappropriate referrals’

Employers burden Nursing and Midwifery Council with complaints that could be handled locally...

NHS would not cope without European nurses – RCN

NHS would not cope without nurses from the European Union, Royal College of Nursing warns.

'Graffiti boards' and mystery shopper programmes used for patient feedback on...

The King's Fund charity has investigated local methods in the NHS for gaining patient...

Take time to prepare for revalidation, learning disability nurses urged

Take time to prepare for revalidation, learning disability nurses are warned.

RCN publishes lone working guidance as almost half of community staff face abuse

The RCN's guidance gives tips for nurses on staying safe when working alone.

‘Watershed moment’ as junior doctors’ contracts rolled out

The controversial new contract for junior doctors in England will begin to be rolled out...

Thousands sign petition urging rethink on NHS pay cap

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition urging the government to scrap a pay cap which...

Jeremy Hunt reveals plans to train up to 1,500 more doctors a year

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to train up to 1,500 more doctors a year in...

Cancer workforce figures will not be published, says Health Education England

Calls for data to be released to inform improvements in services