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Project aims to develop social care robot for older people

Academics are to explore whether 'culturally aware' robots could help care for older people...

Hospital dementia campaign extended to care homes

A campaign which calls for people with dementia to be supported by their carers in hospital...

Nursing associates begin training at University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby have embarked on their studies to become Nursing...

'Government burying head in sand on pay'

MPs warn the NHS cannot afford to lose the goodwill of nurses

Nurses should routinely ask older people about falls – NICE

Practice and district nurses should routinely ask people over 65 about falls, says the...

MPs debate fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

Nurses from across England lobbied MPs ahead of debate

Nurse-led service helping patients avoid hospital stay after orthopaedic surgery

A new nurse-led centre for excellence for patients having orthopaedic surgery is helping to...

Half of English hospitals are failing to meet mandatory food standards, report reveals

Almost half of the hospitals in England are failing to meet mandatory food standards two...

Nurses get ready for NHS pay debate

Thousands of nurses have contacted their MPs to urge them to take part in today’s...

Radio presenter calls for law change to protect NHS staff from violence

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to make it a criminal offence to attack NHS...

Some healthcare professionals lack skills in caring for older people with cancer, says...

A report commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support has called for a basic education framework...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to be regulator for new nursing associates.

Nursing associate regulation could cost £4 million to set up, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out the benefits and risks of regulating nursing...

Almost all hospitals in England have nurse shortages, data reveals

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare...

Pay cap could see nurse pay fall by thousands in real terms by 2020

Trades Union Congress analysis of public sector pay restraint reveals bleak picture for...

More staff are working without breaks, claims RCN

Some nurses working up to 12 hours without a break, food, or even a glass of water

Nurse aiming to make hospital less daunting for people with dementia

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Charity has set up an appeal to help patients with...

Older people with HIV face discrimination and ‘fragmented care’

Better training is needed for health and social care staff to improve care for people aged...

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