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Concerns over vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland

The percentage of vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland has risen by 16% in three

Safe caseloads must be determined for district nursing, urges QNI

A new paper from nursing charity, the Queen's Nursing Institute, is being used to start

Call for debate on future of nursing education

A new report from the Council of Deans of Health is calling for discussion on what new

District nursing at ‘breaking point’

Overstretched district nursing services are functioning on nurses’ goodwill, says new report.

Low nurse numbers could increase hospitals’ use of restraint – study

US study shows proportion of nurses on wards influences use of restraint.

‘Green prescribing’ a good way to coax older people outdoors

Older people more likely to do outdoor activity if it’s recommended by a healthcare...

Heatwave warning for South and East of England

Community nurses should be prepared to help vulnerable patients in the heatwave predicted

New film puts spotlight on dementia in BME community

A new film for nurses and other healthcare workers highlights rising cases of dementia in...

Online map lays bare postcode lottery of dementia care

New interactive map has revealed wide inequalities in care for people with dementia in...

Nurses help design 'home from home' for dementia patients and their families...

A lead dementia nurse has described the benefit of her hospital’s family support rooms which...

One in four people with Parkinson's struggles to contact specialist nurse between...

While the majority of people with Parkinson’s have a specialist nurse, many struggle to...

Improve care for prisoners with dementia, RCN urges

The RCN has called for improved care for prisoners with dementia after a watchdog revealed...

Three nurses struck off for faking patient blood sugar readings

Three nurses who faked patients’ blood sugar readings guilty of 'clear eyed and

Patients praise nurse-devised home chemotherapy scheme

Nurses at South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust contributed to the development of a...

Dermatological nurses often only regular home visitor for patients, survey finds

A survey by the British Skin Foundation has shown that almost a quarter of dermatological...

Assaults on healthcare staff

300,000 assaulted in past five years

Sepsis 'as urgent as a heart attack', says NICE guidelines...

New NICE guideline urges nurses and other healthcare staff to be vigilant of early symptoms

Health warnings issued as temperatures soar in England and Wales

Public health bodies have provided advice on staying well during hot weather

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