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‘Blame culture must change to learning culture’ to prevent repeat of Gosport scandal

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt says it is too hard for staff to raise concerns

Gosport evidence: ‘It appeared to me euthanasia was practised by the nursing staff’

Auxiliary at Gosport War Memorial Hospital told police about events on the 'dead loss ward'

Penny Wilson

Gosport scandal: ‘my mum had to leave her job after speaking up about opioids’

Sylvia Giffin was among the Gosport War Memorial Hospital nurses who tried to act on concerns

Hospital recruitment campaign asks staff: what drives you?

Recruitment campaign gets staff talking about the things that motivate them

Christie Watson

Author Christie Watson's charity walk for nurses facing hardship...

Nurses will join Christie Watson as she walks 10,000 steps through London for NHS 70th...

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 ‘...

Nurses need compulsory learning disability training, says mother of tragic teenager

Nurses need mandatory learning disability training, says a woman whose teenage son died in...

Learning disability nursing degree course suspended due to lack of applicants

Slump in learning disability nursing applications blamed on loss of NHS bursary

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...

Nursing associate role ‘has made things worse for social care’

New role is taking staff away from care sector, says Health Education England chief

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

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

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

Perinatal mortality down, but better reporting would support care improvements

Better-quality data on baby deaths would help target services where they're needed most

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

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

Training standards on use of restraint could become mandatory for NHS in England

The Restraint Reduction Network has been commissioned to create the evidence-based standards

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