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Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

Social care

Jeremy Hunt accused of broken promises for delaying social care green paper

NHS funding boost and need to revise spending plans given as reason for social care green...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

man at woman's bedside

Acute trusts lift visiting restrictions for carers of patients with dementia

Every acute hospital in England to ease visiting restrictions as part of John's Campaign

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Beatrice Akyeampong and Vanessa Apea

NHS Windrush 70 Awards winners represent the ‘best of the NHS’

‘We treasure you as much as the NHS itself’, PM Theresa May tells Windrush Awards winners

Visa cap lifted

Immigration rules to be eased so NHS can recruit more skilled staff

Thousands more nurses and doctors to be recruited from abroad

Donna Kinnair

Classify healthcare as a safety-critical industry, says RCN

‘Patient safety investigations should look at pressures on staff before blaming individuals’

Support for Bawa-Garba

NMC to update reflective practice guidance in wake of Bawa-Garba ruling

Healthcare regulators need to review their advice about reflection, Williams report states

Nurses take lead against bullying and harassment in NHS

Nurses are taking the lead in identifying bullying and harassment in the NHS

Nurses and midwives named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Profession’s achievements recognised by the Queen

I hope we can give Scotland's NHS staff a better pay deal than England's –...

Unions urge Scottish Government to reach agreement on pay, as first minister announces

Community workforce key to success of health and social care plan for Wales – RCN

Welsh government moves to achieve seamless treatment, care and support close to home

RCN members vote to accept pay deal by big majority

RCN members and other unions accept NHS pay offer

Cost of nurse apprenticeships is too high for employers, MPs told

Commons education committee hears why nurse apprenticeship scheme is struggling to recruit

NHS pay offer: GMB members say ‘it's a no from us’

GMB members reject NHS pay offer for England the day before other unions announce ballot

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