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Nurses awarded Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowships

Ten nurses and allied health professionals have been awarded fellowships to travel abroad...

Labour pledges to halt emergency department closures and review STPs

Labour shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth promised a review of closures across the...

Hands-on senior clinicians in A&E ‘could reduce demand’

Report says when consultants are in the emergency department to assess patients, there is...

Hospital patient phones branded a 'rip off'...

Relatives who call patients in hospital are still being forced to pay 'rip off' charges of...

RCN calls for politicians to end pay cap as nurses resort to hardship grants

Eight nurses a day seek urgent help to cope with the rising cost of living and one-in-four...

NMC appoints new council members for 'exciting period of change'...

Two new council members have been appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Prime minister avoids question on nurses using food banks

Theresa May critised by nursing leaders and Labour MPs for failing to explicitly say if it...

Ward introduces bedside nurse handovers to improve rapport with patients

How one hospital increased the amount of time nursing staff spend with patients.

England ‘faces shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020’

England could be hit by a shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020 and almost half of all nurses...

End of life helpline should be UK-wide, says widowed nurse

A pioneering helpline supporting palliative care patients in their final months is reducing...

Nurse helps create asthma film for children

A respiratory nurse consultant has worked on a two-minute video aimed at encouraging...

Children’s hospices face crisis as nurse shortage worsens

Charity report calls for urgent action as the vacancy rate in children’s hospice nursing...

Government avoids defeat in vote on nursing bursaries

The government comfortably avoided a symbolic defeat over funding for nursing students in...

NHS staff morale hit by Brexit, say MPs

MPs say 150,000 workers face an uncertain future

More MS nurses could reduce rising A&E admissions

New analysis shows the number of emergency department admissions for people with Multiple...

Low nurse staffing levels put patients at greater risk of death, study warns

Results from major study highlight serious consequences of low staffing levels.
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Last chance to vote for your Patient's Choice Award winner...

Voting in the Patient's Choice category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 closes at midnight on...

GP practices need to employ a wider mix of staff, report urges

Public Accounts Committee says patients rely too much on seeing GPs rather than nurses.

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