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Lonely older people most miss sitting with someone and laughs, survey shows

The Campaign to End Loneliness is calling for a UK-wide strategy for tackling loneliness and...

Four out of five nurses struck off NMC register last year were over the age of 40,...

Four out of five nurses struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register last...

Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

Only half of stroke services have enough nurses

Patients are missing out on the best possible care due to a critical shortage of nurses and...

Jeremy Hunt unveils details of nursing degree apprenticeships – and calls for...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans for the new nursing degree apprenticeships.

Nurses reminded of dangers of cold weather

PHE warns of risk to vulnerable

Nurses should not routinely use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN...

Nurses should not use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN guidance.

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of nurses considered leaving UK to work overseas in past five years

Thousands of nurses have considered leaving UK to work overseas over the last five years,...

'Missed opportunity' as chancellor makes no mention of NHS pay cap...

The RCN has accused the government of missing an opportunity to tackle the nursing workforce...

UK patients may need ID to access some NHS services

Health officials are examining whether patients should have to show proof of identity to...

Record numbers of NHS staff having flu vaccination, figures reveal

A record number of front-line NHS staff including nurses have received flu vaccinations this...

Hospital inspectors will prioritise experience of carers of patients with dementia – CQC

Chief inspector of England’s hospitals pledges his teams will look at provision for carers...

Hospice choir hoping for Christmas number one

A nurse and a 94-year-old patient are among the singers hoping for a hit single this...

Responsibilities of nursing associates revealed by Health Education England

Nursing associates will only be able to administer medicines if suitably trained and...

More than a third of home care workers have no dementia training

More than a third of home care workers in England have had no training in dementia care –...

Child health nurse wins RCN Wales nurse of the year award

Sian Thomas won the prestigious RCN Wales nurse of the year award for ensuring a child with...

'Santa forgot' TV ad campaign raises awareness of dementia...

Christmas is forgotten by a Santa living with dementia in an advert raising funds for...

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