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‘Unexpected deaths’ in mental health trusts up 50%, new figures show

The number of unexpected patient deaths in mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in...

Major new survey seeks nurses' experiences

Nursing Standard and Marie Curie want to hear from you

Nurses must not be made to charge overseas patients for care, warns health unions

NHS trusts will be legally obliged from April to check if overseas patients are eligible for...

Government clarifies current nursing students’ funding entitlements

Details of funding for students starting nursing and midwifery courses in 2016-17 have been...

Nurse who set himself on fire had ‘mental breakdown’, inquest heard

An award-winning nurse who died after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace...

New project aims to increase number of BME nurses at the top

A mentoring scheme, which reverses the roles of mentor and mentee, could help increase the...

NMC to spend extra £1.5m to reduce Fitness to Practise caseload

Extra Fitness to Practise (FtP) hearings are being held over the next three months to clear...

Rates of hospital readmissions for COPD patients rise since 2008

A national audit found 43% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients...

Nurses more likely to receive no sanction at FtP hearing with RCN representation

RCN analysis figures show nurses with RCN representation are more likely to have no sanction...

UK cancer rates rising nearly six times faster in women than men

Figures released by Cancer Research UK have highlighted potentially bad lifestyle factors...

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...

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...

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...

Unite protest against proposed Yorkshire health visitor cuts

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

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