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Exclusive: Absence figures reveal extent of depression among nurses

Tens of thousands of NHS nurses have taken time off work due to anxiety, stress or...

Diversity exhibition set to open at the RCN

An exhibition celebriting diversity in nursing is set to open at the RCN next month.

Scheme that sees GP receptionists direct patients to services trialled

An initiative to train GP receptionists in directing patients to different services if they...

Concerns over future of district nursing workforce

Falling numbers of students on district nursing courses triggers workforce warning.

Nurse numbers fall, as EU nationals head for the exit

Nurse and health visitor numbers in England fell by 1,071 in a 12-month period, latest data...

NMC to decide whether to release draft standards for nursing associates

The draft version would be sent to sites that are piloting the role.

Miniature donkeys visit community hospital

Miniature donkeys put a smile on the faces of patients and staff alike as they paid a visit...

International Council of Nurses appoints interim chief executive

Senior nurse who developed a national aptitude test for overseas nurses applying to work in...

Failing to scrap pay cap could hamper recruitment and morale, says IFS

Failing to remove the cap on health sector pay increases would increase problems with ‘...

Trusts hope to grow their own nurses

New pathway to help healthcare assistants train to become registered nurses

Time for 'nurse' to be protected title?

Study revealed some trusts call unqualified support staff 'nurses'.

Lib Dems: give nurses and other NHS staff 'a proper pay rise'...

Norman Lamb calls for wage hike at Lib Dem party conference.

Fresh look for Scotland's Flying Start scheme for newly qualified nurses...

A national development programme aimed at newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health...

Education committee to assess 'value for money' in higher education ...

The qualitiy of university teaching and graduate outcomes are to be examined as part of an...

Exclusive: Nearly 1,400 overseas nurses fail English language tests

Almost 1,400 overseas nurses who applied to work in the UK in the past two years have failed...

Give NHS staff 3.9% pay rise

In a break with tradition, unions have submitted a pay claim directly to the government

Nurse First: graduates to begin new fast-track programme this month

High-achieving graduates will begin path to nursing leadership.

New generation of Nightingale Nurses to be recognised for excellence

A new generation of Nightingale Nurses will be created at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...

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