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Care Quality Commission: Future of the NHS is precarious

The NHS is straining at the seams as it juggles problems with staffing shortages, rising...

Study identifies factors linked to dying comfortably for the very old

Improved training for community palliative care should be a priority, in order to make life...

Film aims to help people talk about death and dying

A new film and booklet will help people have conversations about death and dying, and offer...

Nursing degree apprenticeships

Universities to get share of £4.9 million funding

Trust with 500 nursing vacancies considers filling roles with other staff

A trust with about 500 nursing vacancies has said it is considering filling some nursing...

Carer tells of her 'fight back' against early onset Alzheimer's...

A carer whose husband has early onset Alzheimer’s disease says her 'curriculum' for them...

Care homes may run out of places by 2022, research shows

The care home market may not have enough places to help older people in need by the end of...

Flying Home advice updated to assist seriously ill patients travel abroad

Guidance on helping patients in the advanced stages of serious and terminal illness to...

Preceptorship framework launched for nurses in London

A new preceptorship framework for nurses working in London has been launched by the Capital...

Chief nursing officer’s BME strategic advisory group to set up regional networks

Regional advisory networks for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) issues are to be established...

New guidance for district nurse teams in Wales launched

Eight new guiding principles for establishing district nursing teams have been introduced in...

'I drove home from work sobbing today'

Staff shortages compromising patient care, RCN poll finds

Leading academic says there is 'a lot to do' to grow nurse research as a...

More work is needed to boost the field of nurse research, says the Council of Deans of...

Ballot to be called if pay cap remains in place, RCN warns

The RCN will move towards balloting members on industrial action if the 1% cap on NHS pay is...

Hundreds of nurses and midwives aged over 70, NMC reveals

More than 500 nurses and midwives aged over 70 are practising in the UK, the regulator has...

Public agree government should scrap the cap, survey shows

Around eight in ten members of the public support calls to remove the pay cap and give NHS...

Barriers to compassionate care

Report: nurses face major barriers in delivering dedicated and compassionate care

English language test score will not be lowered, insists NMC

English language standards for European nurses joining the register will not be lowered, the...

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