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‘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...

Night-shift nurses 'at greater risk of infections'

Disrupted body clock increases risk, research suggests.

Nurses urged to apply for £10,000 leadership scholarship

Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholarships are open to applicants. Aspiring...

Safe nurse staffing laws for Wales from April 2018

Hospitals in Wales will have to implement safe nurse staffing levels under the law from...

Three nurses struck off for faking patient blood sugar readings

Three nurses who faked patients’ blood sugar readings guilty of 'clear eyed and...

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