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EXCLUSIVE: surge in number of NHS staff applying to retire

The number of NHS staff applying for retirement has surged by 25% over the past four years,...

Board game helps hone new nurses’ skills

New nurses and students are learning about management skills thanks to a board game...

Resource update: cultural competency

Read our guide to a new e-learning tool which helps health professionals understand the...

Nursing professor made dame in honour's list calls for improvements in stroke care

The only nursing professor of stroke care in the UK is among nurses in the new year honours...

Nurse-led clinic reports 'significant' fall in HIV diagnoses

A nurse-led sexual health clinic has reported a 'significant' 40% fall in HIV...

Barcoding medication and replacement hips ‘could save NHS £1 billion’

Replacement hips and breast implants are to have barcodes as part of an NHS scheme to reduce...

Nurses’ achievements recognised in new year’s honours

Leading Mary Seacole statue campaigner and the UK’s only nursing professor of stroke care...

Nurses tell of how furry friends can improve patient health

Nine out of ten nurses believe animals can improve the health of patients with depression...

Nurses must work together to make voices heard, urges RCN president

RCN president Cecilia Anim is urging nurses to make their voices heard through petitions,...

Community nurse and GP caseloads mean no time for chronic disease management, warns top...

Community nurses and GPs will spend so much time ‘firefighting’ urgent cases this winter...

Mother and son lobby to use drug company fines to fund specialist epilepsy nurses

A mother and son who both have epilepsy are petitioning the UK government to fund a ‘new...

From free concerts to £5k tips

Nurses have paid tribute to George Michael for championing the profession – and recalled how...

Hospital parking nets more than £120 million for NHS trusts

NHS hospitals are making more money than ever from car park charges, an investigation has...

NHS must focus on home care, says England’s chief nurse

The NHS needs to spend more money looking after people in their own homes rather than in...

Nurse brings forward retirement after £1m Christmas lottery win

A nurse who ended a night shift by discovering she’d won £1 million celebrated her early...

Dementia nursing services facing axe in two regions

Specialist dementia care being withdrawn due to financial pressures.

Royal College of Midwives ‘extremely disappointed’ by lack of DH response to midwifery...

RCM has attacked the government for failing to publish the response to its summer...

Nurses pay down by £2,619 in five years, research shows

Nurses and emergency staff working over Christmas have seen their pay plummet by up to 9%...

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