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'Government burying head in sand on pay'

MPs warn the NHS cannot afford to lose the goodwill of nurses

Nurses should routinely ask older people about falls – NICE

Practice and district nurses should routinely ask people over 65 about falls, says the...

Nurse academic collects OBE from Prince Charles

It was a proud moment for nurse academic Ruth Northway when she collected her OBE from...

Prison suicide rates at highest ever levels, statistics show

Self-inflicted death is 8.6 times more likely in prison custody than among the general...

MPs debate fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

Nurses from across England lobbied MPs ahead of debate

RCN event hears about public health in inter-war years

A return to local authorities taking responsibility for childhood public health is not...

Nurse-led service helping patients avoid hospital stay after orthopaedic surgery

A new nurse-led centre for excellence for patients having orthopaedic surgery is helping to...

Half of English hospitals are failing to meet mandatory food standards, report reveals

Almost half of the hospitals in England are failing to meet mandatory food standards two...

Women with breast cancer should have access to life-prolonging drug – MP

MPs call on NICE to approve use of breast cancer drug Kadcyla.

Nurse turned hospital trust chief executive pleads guilty to fraud

An ex-hospital trust chief executive with a nursing background has pleaded guilty to fraud...

Nurses get ready for NHS pay debate

Thousands of nurses have contacted their MPs to urge them to take part in today’s...

Universities confirm drops in nursing degree applications ahead of official data

Applications are down but institutions are confident they will be able to recruit their...

Nurse leadership programme boosted promotion prospects, evaluation shows

51% of nurses on higher pay bands a year after programme ended.

Young people in mental health crisis putting pressure on children’s hospitals, nurses...

Rising numbers of young people in mental health crisis are putting growing pressure on acute...

Radio presenter calls for law change to protect NHS staff from violence

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to make it a criminal offence to attack NHS...

Nurses do not speak in 75% of cancer multidisciplinary team meetings, research finds

A study commissioned by Cancer Research UK has found that nurses do not frequently speak in...

Hospital staff lack confidence and knowledge to care for people with mental health...

Hospital staff often lack the knowledge or confidence to care for people with mental health...

Almost half of patients with lung cancer are not seen by a nurse specialist, audit...

The latest national lung cancer audit found insufficient numbers of patients are seen by...

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