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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...

Nurses urged to apply for funding to improve health for BME communities

Nurses with ideas for healthcare projects to improve health outcomes of black and minority...

'Intentional rounding does not work for all patients and nurses'...

Not all patients and nurses benefit from the system on hospital wards known as intentional...

RCN to consult members on response to continued pay restraint

The RCN is to consult nurses on how it should respond to continuing pay restraint –...

Rise in nurse numbers shows Wales 'moving in the right direction' – RCN...

Report showing nurse, midwife and health visitor numbers rose 1.3% in a year are welcomed by...

Peers urge review of pay restraint and morale

Ministers should review pay policy for nurses and other NHS staff and the impact it has on...

Revalidation: One year on

More than 200,000 nurses and midwives have completed the new system to check they are fit to...

Nurse-led team commended for specialist Parkinson’s disease service

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s nursing home clinic is highly commended in UK’s...

The fight for better pay goes on, RCN says

College will continue to fight for fair pay for nurses as the 1% pay cap is set to remain in...

U-turn over agency ban

NHS Improvement has agreed to pause plans to prevent nurses working for an agency if they...

Plan to speed up NMC Fitness to Practise process welcomed

New powers to give warnings and advice on the future conduct in Fitness to Practise (FtP)...

Nurse sacked after offering to pray with patients awaits tribunal decision

Christian nurse sacked by NHS after offering to pray with patients before surgery claims...

Fast-track nursing programme revealed

Nurse First aims to attract high-achieving graduates into nursing

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