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Number of nurses given hardship payments rockets at start of 2017

The number of hardship grants handed to struggling nurses have soared in the first three...

‘Fight for our NHS’, urge unions and nurses as PM calls election

Prime minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June.

University partners with trusts to increase nursing student places fivefold

A university providing self-funding nursing student places that have not been commissioned...
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2017: Have your say in Patient's Choice category...

Time is running out to cast your vote in the Patient’s Choice category of the RCNi Nurse...

‘Understanding financial cost is part of helping patients with dementia’

As bank HSBC launches finance guide for patients and their families, dementia expert June...

RCN poll asks whether members want to strike over pay

RCN opens online poll on whether members are prepared to strike over pay.

Nearly two-thirds of nurses have not written a will, survey shows

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust is urging nurses to write a will after revealing that they are less...

Remote Scottish island seeks new nurse

Fed up of the hustle and bustle of hospital life? A dream nursing job has just become...

Patients and nurses join forces on app-review website

Specialist nurses and patients have joined forces to create a freely accessible app-review...

Job applications soar at hospital trust after TV documentary series

A major London hospital trust which was the subject of a hit TV documentary series has seen...

Overseas-trained nurses given extra chance on competency tests

NMC changes rules on exams to practise in the UK, offering applicants more flexibility and...

Calls from nurses to financial helpline more than double

A charity providing financial assistance to nurses saw large rise in calls in first three...

Government ‘storing up problems’ as mature students shun nursing, RCN warns

Six thousand fewer mature students have applied to study nursing, according to UCAS figures

Healthcare professionals need more training to support LGBT people with dementia,...

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people are rarely acknowledged by service...

Nurse reprimanded after failing to perform CPR on care home resident he believed had...

Nursing and Midwifery Council panel heard nurse failed to perform CPR on care home resident...

BME nurses more likely to be referred to NMC by employer – but white staff more likely...

Black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses are disproportionately referred to the Nursing and...

'Nurses on 12-hour shifts more likely to take sick leave'

Nurses are more likely to take sickness leave if working 12-hour shift patterns, new...

NHS could be up to 42,000 nurses short after Brexit, projection claims

The NHS could suffer a nursing shortage of up to 42,000 just six years after Brexit, a...

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