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Age UK enlists nurses’ help to tackle loneliness in older people

Pilot scheme by charity Age UK is helping nurses identify lonely older people and refer them...

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

BME staff less likely to raise concerns in the workplace

Asian and black healthcare staff are significantly less likely to whistleblow than their...

New hospital documentary series puts NHS staff in the spotlight

A new television documentary is promising to portray the full reality of working for the of...
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Deadline extended to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Entries for the profession's most prestigious awards accepted until 13 January

Sickness leave halved in six-hour day trial

Assistant nurses at a care home in Sweden who worked reduced hours reported higher rates of...

Trust offering up to £5k relocation package to tempt nurses away from London

Relocation packages worth up to £5,000 are being offered to nurses in London, in an effort...

Nurses urged to sign 'scrap the cap' pay petition ...

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition urging the government to scrap a pay cap...

Nominations sought for RCN fellowships

Nurses are being encouraged to nominate those who have made an exceptional contribution to...

Chief nurse’s BME advisory group needs new chair

Opportunity for senior professional to influence chief nursing officer’s work on race...

EXCLUSIVE: surge in number of NHS staff applying to retire

The number of NHS staff applying for retirement has surged by 25% over the past four years,...

Nursing professor made dame in honour's list calls for improvements in stroke care

The only nursing professor of stroke care in the UK is among nurses in the new year honours...

Barcoding medication and replacement hips ‘could save NHS £1 billion’

Replacement hips and breast implants are to have barcodes as part of an NHS scheme to reduce...

Nurses’ achievements recognised in new year’s honours

Leading Mary Seacole statue campaigner and the UK’s only nursing professor of stroke care...

Nurses must work together to make voices heard, urges RCN president

RCN president Cecilia Anim is urging nurses to make their voices heard through petitions,...

From free concerts to £5k tips

Nurses have paid tribute to George Michael for championing the profession – and recalled how...

Hospital parking nets more than £120 million for NHS trusts

NHS hospitals are making more money than ever from car park charges, an investigation has...

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