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UK patients may need ID to access some NHS services

Health officials are examining whether patients should have to show proof of identity to...

Record numbers of NHS staff having flu vaccination, figures reveal

A record number of front-line NHS staff including nurses have received flu vaccinations this...

Hospital inspectors will prioritise experience of carers of patients with dementia – CQC

Chief inspector of England’s hospitals pledges his teams will look at provision for carers...

Hospice choir hoping for Christmas number one

A nurse and a 94-year-old patient are among the singers hoping for a hit single this...

Responsibilities of nursing associates revealed by Health Education England

Nursing associates will only be able to administer medicines if suitably trained and...

More than a third of home care workers have no dementia training

More than a third of home care workers in England have had no training in dementia care –...

Child health nurse wins RCN Wales nurse of the year award

Sian Thomas won the prestigious RCN Wales nurse of the year award for ensuring a child with...

'Santa forgot' TV ad campaign raises awareness of dementia...

Christmas is forgotten by a Santa living with dementia in an advert raising funds for...

Substituting nurses with nursing assistants linked to higher patient death risk, study...

Reasearch shows one professional nurse substitution associated with a 21% rise in patient...

Policy briefing: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

Difficulties older people face when they move between healthcare providers.

Record number of hospital admissions in England

The number of hospital admissions in England reached a record 16.2 million last year.

Plagiarism and exam cheating among thousands of academic misconduct cases on UK nursing...

A Nursing Standard investigation reveals thousands of UK nursing students have been involved...

Drive to curb attrition on nursing and other healthcare courses by 50%

The government wants drop-out rates halved by next year.

RCN honours nurses who served during conflicts

RCN lays crosses at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Barclays bank boosts Marie Curie nurses’ technology skills

Marie Curie nurses are heading to their local bank to receive digital skills training to...

Nurses feature in campaign to keep people out of emergency departments this winter

Nurses, pharmacists and GPs are fronting a campaign to help people to keep well this winter...

TV soap films special dementia episode

Emmerdale will portray confusion and fears of newly diagnosed character in episode filmed...

‘Utter shambles’ for NHS workers who overpaid tax while undergoing training

Nurses who took part in the Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme could be eligible for a...

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