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UK and Jamaica form partnership to plug nurse staffing gaps

Nurses and academics in the UK and Jamaica could soon be changing places under the terms of...

Queen’s nurses to enjoy royal garden party

Patron’s Fund grant will be used to host a day of celebration for working and retired Queen’...

Not all advanced nurse practitioners will meet criteria for RCN accreditation

Nearly 2,000 nurses have expressed interest in being early adopters of the RCN’s new ‘...

Study looks at assertiveness of district nurses with specialist qualification

Research project will evaluate whether holding a specialist qualification boosts district...

Gender stereotypes may be putting children off a healthcare career

Primary school children are more likely to identify a woman as a nurse and a man as a...

Campaign gets inpatients out of pyjamas to help speed up recovery

Nurses at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are leading a campaign to get patients...

Nurse back at work thanks to bionic hand

A staff nurse who had her arm amputed due to a genetic condition is back at work after...

Unite protest against proposed Yorkshire health visitor cuts

Humber NHS Foundation Trust is consulting on changes to its public health nursing service...

Nursing workwear company plans £10,000 fundraising drive for nurses in hardship

Staff at a nursing workwear company are planning bike rides, fun runs and bake sales to...

Fall in nursing degree applications

The number of nursing degree applicants in England has fallen by 23%

Project aims to develop social care robot for older people

Academics are to explore whether 'culturally aware' robots could help care for older people...

Hospital dementia campaign extended to care homes

A campaign which calls for people with dementia to be supported by their carers in hospital...

A&E nurses working in intolerable conditions, RCN Northern Ireland director says

RCN Northern Ireland director Janice Smyth has said nurses are ‘under extreme stress’ in...

NHS is failing to recover bills from overseas patients, say MPs

System for recovering money from overseas patients who use the NHS is chaotic, say MPs.

Nursing associates begin training at University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby have embarked on their studies to become Nursing...

Exclusive: New project to examine needs of mental health workforce

The mental health workforce of the future is under the spotlight in a new project...

Blood cancer charity launches special patient information packs

A blood cancer charity is encouraging cancer nurses to distribute its new personalised...

Nurses to support GPs with mental health and addiction issues

A new service has been launched to help GPs affected by mental health and addication issues.

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