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Nurses awarded Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowships

Ten nurses and allied health professionals have been awarded fellowships to travel abroad...

Labour pledges to halt emergency department closures and review STPs

Labour shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth promised a review of closures across the...

Hospital patient phones branded a 'rip off'...

Relatives who call patients in hospital are still being forced to pay 'rip off' charges of...

RCN calls for politicians to end pay cap as nurses resort to hardship grants

Eight nurses a day seek urgent help to cope with the rising cost of living and one-in-four...

Prime minister avoids question on nurses using food banks

Theresa May critised by nursing leaders and Labour MPs for failing to explicitly say if it...

England ‘faces shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020’

England could be hit by a shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020 and almost half of all nurses...

Government avoids defeat in vote on nursing bursaries

The government comfortably avoided a symbolic defeat over funding for nursing students in...

NHS staff morale hit by Brexit, say MPs

MPs say 150,000 workers face an uncertain future
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Last chance to vote for your Patient's Choice Award winner...

Voting in the Patient's Choice category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 closes at midnight on...

Role of care home nursing championed in pilots

A set of reports examining pilots into the role of care home nursing has been published....

Stroke nurse visits Malawi to plan new unit

A specialist stroke nurse joined her colleagues on a visit to help draw up plans for a new...

Labour promises pay rise for NHS staff

Election pledges to scrap the cap, reinstate bursary and safe staffing legislation

Hospice app helps build nurse-patient relationship

Oldest hospice in England develops app for smartphones and tablets.

Hospital staff paying almost £90 a month for parking, study reveals

Nurses and porters are being charged 'extortionate' fees of almost £90 a month to use...

Thousands of cancer cases diagnosed in emergency departments

Thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in emergency departments every year have visited...

Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says Unison

Chronic understaffing of nurses is continuing to put patients at risk, a survey has revealed.

Jo Brand joins celebrities backing dementia awareness campaign

Comedian and ex-mental health nurse Jo Brand shows her support.

Exclusive: Hospital food investigation

A slug in a sandwich and a Muslim patient being offered pork were among the complaints.

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