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Punk nursing student has TV makeover to make him look more ‘professional’ to patients

A television makeover crew has helped a nursing student look ‘more professional’ by taming...

Warning of city nurse exodus due to rail fare hike

Unison says nurses who commute could quit

Jeremy Hunt and Stephen Hawking clash over NHS

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a fresh attack on Stephen Hawking for suggesting...

New backing for RCN's e-nurse campaign

College aim to make every nurse an e-nurse by 2020

Barcelona attack: nurse describes ‘chaos’ and trying to help the injured

A Spanish nurse has described how he fought to save the life of a little boy who was...

Chief nurse to lead NHS England’s London region

Jane Cummings to take charge of NHS England's London region

Promised extra nursing places offered in A-level clearing

Extra nursing training places promised by the government have been made available for...

Older patients ‘suffer in silence’ when care goes wrong, says ombudsman

Too many older people are ‘suffering in silence’ when things go wrong with their NHS care,...

Japanese fungus: nurse staffing levels in spotlight

Infection prevention experts say there is ‘no evidence’ low nurse numbers played a part in...

Sir Ian McKellen joins healthcare assistants at Pride parade

Healthcare assistants had a brush with stardom when they marched with Sir Ian McKellen at...

Nearly 190,000 care home places needed by 2035, experts warn

Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in less than two decades to meet soaring...

Japanese fungus in UK hospitals

More than 200 people have been contaminated or infected with a potentially deadly strain of...

Clinical nurse specialists hailed for role in providing palliative care training

Senior nurses have praised the role of specialist palliative care (SPC) teams in providing...

HCA fined for accessing medical records on family and colleagues

NHS staff are being reminded about the potentially serious consequences of prying into...

House of Common festival offering free tickets to London nurses

Nurses living in London are being offered free tickets to the House of Common music festival...

UK's first Macmillan bereavement nurse starts work...

A hospital in Essex has appointed the UK’s first dedicated Macmillan bereavement nurse.

Fresh warning over nurse shortages

RCN says trusts over-reliant on unregistered staff

NMC urges nurses to have their say on education overhaul

Practising nurses are being urged to use their experience to help shape the future of...

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