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Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

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Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

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Help for students after overpaid loans error, but RCN wants debts written off

Nursing students whose loans were overpaid will be offered support, says government. It's...

Nursing home hopes to entice nurse recruits with offer of a holiday and car

A nursing home in Scarborough is trying to attract nurses by offering a car and a holiday in...

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Support pay deal

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

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Attacks on nurses increase as shortages create ‘hostile environment’

Research shows assaults have risen nearly 10%, with trusts facing financial difficulties...

A nurse helps an elderly man walking down a corridor

Nurse-led campaign to put an end to ‘pyjama paralysis’ kicks off

The 70-day challenge aims to get older patients up and about in an effort to speed up their...

Student loans

Education secretary urged to intervene after student loan error

RCN wants ‘worried and distressed’ healthcare students to receive the financial support they...

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones' star becomes RCN ambassador...

TV's mother of dragons is nursing's latest ally in the fight to raise awareness of staff...

Staff demonstrating outside Gloucestershire Royal Hospital against a plan by the NHS in Gloucestershire to set up a subsidiary company to avoid tax

Unison investigation shows NHS trusts are spending millions on setting up outsourcing...

More than £3.2 million has been spent on subsidiary companies that will lead to pay and...

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Exclusive: Uptake of child protection data-sharing doubles in six months

CP-IS system alerts emergency department staff that a child has contact with social services

Hospital at risk as staff struggle to cover mental health shortages

A mental health hospital has been forced to reduce its number of beds because of ongoing...

Fitness to practise: NMC launches plan to help nurses resolve cases before hearings

Regulator’s ruling body agrees proposal to overhaul how it deals with complaints about...

Foundation of Nursing Studies seeks chair of trustees

Practice development charity recruiting its next chair

Hospitals should be forced to meet minimum food standards – Labour

Quality of hospital food should be enforced by legal standards, says Labour health shadow

Nurses being driven out of London by cost of housing, transport

Rising costs of housing and transport could threaten London’s world-leading hospitals,...

NMC launches consultation on nursing associate role

With 2,000 nursing associate students in training, the regulator wants to explain its...


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