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Letters urge nurses to get and promote flu jab

Nurses have received written reminders of the importance of encouraging all their patients...

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended

Routine operations could 'cease for several months' if NHS hospitals have to deal with a...

NHS will need more cash for salary rises after pay cap scrapped, ministers warn

Ministers have been warned they will need to find additional funding for the NHS if staff...

Nurses to lobby MPs for tougher sanctions on those who assault NHS staff

Nurses who have been assaulted while at work will lobby MPs next week to push for tougher...

Jeremy Hunt: pay cap has been scrapped

Health secretary made the announcement to MPs

NMC reveals nursing associate draft proficiency standards

Six ‘platforms’ trainees are expected to reach on registration include accountability,...

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

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