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Nurses take protest over pay to Department of Health

Nurses across England and Scotland intensified their demands for a pay rise as the RCN's...

Patients Association appoints new chief executive

The Patients Association’s appointment of Rachel Power as chief executive marks the start of...

Hospital fire safety under spotlight after Grenfell

The NHS has confirmed it is reviewing fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell...

Clinical matron slashes number of avoidable pressure ulcers at trust

Elizabeth Green says: ‘Improving quality of care for older patients is my passion.’

Nurses across UK to start ‘summer of protest’ rallies next week

The first wave of RCN ‘summer of protest’ rallies will begin next week, with nurses makking...

Trust to close dementia ward due to lack of mental health nurses

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to close a dementia ward after struggling to...

Give nurses breaks during heatwave, employers urged

Nurses are at risk of dehydration during hot weather, warns Royal College of Nursing.

Nurses in Suffolk to trial Buurtzorg community care model

Community nurses are invited to join a team which is trialling a Dutch-inspired model of...

NHS workforce 'scarcely mentioned' in Queen's Speech, says RCN...

College disappointed with government's legislative programme.

Guidance for nurses on how to record public health impact

A new toolkit has been created by Public Health England and the Royal Society for Public...

RCN wants patients’ pets allowed in hospitals

The RCN is encouraging more hospitals to explore animal therapy and will launch a nationwide...

Hospital staff in Yorkshire join the End PJ Paralysis drive

Staff at Airedale Hospital wear their pyjamas to work as part of an international campaign...

Health warnings issued as UK heatwave continues

NHS England issues amber health heatwave alert as temperatures in the UK soar above those in...

RCN backs prisons ombudsman's call for national strategy for older people in jail...

A new report from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman calls for a national strategy to...

UK nurse receives high honour

A leading UK nurse has received the Great Cross of Spanish Nursing for his efforts to...

Former whistleblower urges nurses to share their stories of raising care concerns

Staff should put their case forward to be reviewed.

'Severe' staff shortages in residential care homes affecting patients...

Urgent action is needed to tackle 'severe' staff shortages in residential care homes says...

44 STPs not ready to roll out, report claims

Academics at London South Bank University have published a critical report about...

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