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Nurse academic calls for mandatory preceptorship year for all new nurses

All new nurses should complete a mandatory preceptorship year to help them meet new Nursing...

MPs warn a Brexit NHS staffing crisis is brewing, but Hunt downplays fears

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has downplayed fears that Brexit will lead to a collapse in the...

Look after your staff, RCN chair of council urges employers

Organisations must support nurses' well-being if they are to deliver high standards of care.
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2017: Vote now for Patient's Choice

Voting is now open for the Patient’s Choice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017, the...

'Take a break', trust tells staff

Campaign encourages staff to take frequent breaks and improve their health and well-being.

Home care providers struggling to fulfill council contracts

Ninety-five councils have had contracts cancelled by private care companies, a BBC...

Exclusive: Nurses have say on NHS

More than half of nurses (52%) are considering quitting the NHS as work pressures continue...

Leading stroke nursing professor receives honour at Buckingham Palace

UK's only nursing professor of stroke care made a dame.

Female nurses at higher risk of suicide compared to some other occupations

Nurses have an higher risk of suicide according to an analysis by the Office for National...

Pioneering course sees graduates combine research and front-line nursing

A new academic course is hoping to increase nurse-led research, improve front-line practice...

Bursary helps nurses develop their skills in caring for people who are terminally ill

The National Garden Scheme is sponsoring a bursary fund to allow Marie Curie nurses to...

'I don't think nurse pay is enough,' says Jeremy Hunt...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says he 'dearly' wants to increase nurse pay – but is...

The flying nurses bringing eye health care to developing countries

Scaling the heights of healthcare with blindness prevention charity Orbis’s Flying Eye...

Nurses key to improving older people’s access to GP services

Advanced and specialist nurses have the potential to improve 'unacceptable variations' in...

New tool to help nurses develop emergency treatment plans with patients

The RCN has helped create a new tool to aid nurses and other health professionals in...

Sight loss charity calls for more training for nurses in care homes

Nurses in care homes need more training in early sight loss interventions.

Support your EU colleagues, urges chief nurse

Nurses from the EU face an 'uncertain future' and need our support, Jane Cummings said, as...

District nursing shortage leaving patients in pain, report warns

A district nurse shortage is leaving patients in pain and putting pressure on staff across...

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