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New dementia clinic helps staff care for their loved ones

Trust establishes dedicated Admiral nurse clinic for staff who are also carers, offering...

New nursing role to help parents of seriously ill children

The charity Wellchild has appointed its first parent trainer nurse to help children continue...

Campaign to commemorate nurse who worked as a spy

Local historians and councillor want a blue plaque to be erected in honour of the late Madge...

RCN urges nurses to raise patient safety concerns during the winter crisis

As the NHS comes under increasing pressure, the RCN advises nurses to ensure they raise any...

Indemnity provision for some independent midwives is 'inappropriate', says NMC

Around 80 independent midwives were told to find new indemnity arrangements or face removal...

Toddler with suspected meningitis ‘lay on makeshift bed during A&E wait’

A toddler with suspected meningitis lay for several hours on a makeshift bed made of two...

Royal College of Midwives chief executive to step down

Cathy Warwick will retire as head of the Royal College of Midwives in August.

‘Major and severe’ consequences for Jamaica as its nurses leave to work overseas

The country’s health minister issues warning on staffing levels.

Trust creates app for staff to raise concerns via mobile phones

Free app uses technology that helps staff raise concerns.

Whistleblower urges nurses to speak out

Nurses must raise concerns now more than ever

Department of Health backs overhaul of the NMC’s fitness to practise process

Fundamental changes to the NMC’s legal framework could speed up fitness to practise cases.

Unions raise concern over ‘therapy associate’ role

Health Education England may consider a ‘bridging role’ that combines nursing and therapy.

Nottinghamshire trust shelves plans to axe 60 health visitors

The Unite union opposed plans to cut posts

Baby Box scheme aims to give every child the best start possible

First-time mothers are receiving boxes full of essential items for their babies, which can...

Age UK enlists nurses’ help to tackle loneliness in older people

Pilot scheme by charity Age UK is helping nurses identify lonely older people and refer them...

NMC seeks lay people to join its ruling council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is looking for two lay people to join its governing...

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

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