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Hospital income from car parking hits record £174.5 million

Struggling hospitals should not try to make money off their staff, the RCN has warned, after...

Hospitals warned to reduce sugary drinks or face ban

Almost two-thirds of NHS trusts have already signed up to a voluntary scheme

Report reveals chief nursing officer’s ‘increasing concern’ at lack of opportunities...

Chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings calls on trusts to support BME candidates...

Healthcare union chiefs urge government to retain working time regulations after...

Patient safety will be at risk if working time regulations are ditched, warn union leaders

Christmas hardship: RCN charity outlines tips on managing finances for nurses

Nurses, midwives or healthcare assistants – not just RCN members – are eligible to apply for...

Nurses thanked for their hard work and dedication in Christmas messages

UK nursing leaders have praised 'dedicated and compassionate' nurses, midwives and...

RCN evidence: the real cost of 'demoralising' pay freeze ...

The exodus of nurses will continue unless staff receive an above inflation pay rise, the RCN...

42,000 nurse vacancies in England, according to Labour Party estimates

Labour Party says that NHS has more than 100,000 vacant posts in England

'Emotional lifeline' Admiral Nurses recognised for long service...

Three Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK have been recognised for 20 years’ service each.

Former chief nurse of England becomes Bishop of London

Dame Sarah Mullally to become the 133 rd Bishop of London in 2018 and installed in a service...

NHS to track winter outbreaks of norovirus to manage services

The NHS will use the latest technology to track outbreaks of norovirus and other illnesses...

Nurses encouraged to have flu vaccination ahead of winter

Infection experts are encouraging nurses to ensure they have a flu vaccination to protect...

Health Education England consults on new strategy to address NHS staffing crisis

An expansion of the nursing Return to Practice scheme and a 25% increase in the number of...

NHS in England to publish statistics on avoidable deaths

The NHS in England will become the first health system to publish figures on avoidable...

People living alone more at risk in freezing weather, chief nurse says

Freezing winter weather poses a lethal risk for people who live alone, says England's chief...

More than one thousand people with dementia to spend festive period on a ward

Nurses have revealed fears over the safety of patients with dementia who will be...

Kate Garraway champions nursing in new film

The TV star and ambassador for the RCNi Nurse Awards is shining a light on nursing

UK snow: Nurses defy weather to get to work

Some 'walked for hours' in freezing temperatures to get to patients

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