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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...

Families should never be afraid to complain to care homes, urges senior nurse

Families should never be afraid to raise concerns about the standard of care their loved...

Dementia patients missing out on personal budgets

Alzheimer’s charity says a ‘deep-seated misunderstanding’ of the system means fewer than a...

Vulnerable patients 'at high risk' of food poisoning

Some hospitals are serving out-of-date food to patients, an investigation has found.

Rise in number of nurses referred to the NMC

The number of nurses and midwives being referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council has...

Nursing associates will administer controlled medicines

Staff in new role will also carry out invasive procedures, government documents suggest.

Government giving ‘false impression’ about increased NHS spending

NHS spending per person will fall in two years’ time, the head of the Commons health...

Nurse-led crisis response team keeps people over 65 out of A&E

More than 1,000 older patients diverted from emergency care in the past year, thanks to a...

Fundraising drive to expand music therapy project for stroke patients

A project that uses music to boost stroke patients’ recovery aims to raise £315,000.

Study finds link between access to specialist nurses and stroke survival

The number of specialist nurses available to treat patients immediately after a stroke is...

NHS staff turning to food banks and payday loans

Hard-pressed health service staff are struggling to make ends meet, according to Unison...

Four out five healthcare professionals subjected to bullying, new research reveals

Four out five healthcare professionals have been subjected to bullying, new research reveals.

Leading nurse collects OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Leading nurse Pauline Watts had a date with royalty today when she collected her OBE from...