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More detail needed on plan to increase Scotland nursing numbers, RCN says

The Scottish government has set out plans for 2,600 nursing and midwifery training places...

Northern Ireland cuts less from post-registration training than threatened

Protests over plans to drastically cut the nurse training budget for Northern Ireland appear...

MP vote on policy amendment to lift nurse pay cap

MPs debated Labour Party amendment to the Queen's Speech to lift the public sector pay cap.

Nurses must have a say in GP plans to issue ‘black alerts’

Plans by GP practices to divert patients away from overwhelmed surgeries must involve nurses...

Call to ‘get a handle’ on reducing travel distance for mental health patients

Patients are being asked to travel as far as 500 miles from home in order to access mental...

Policy to scrap nursing bursaries ‘failed’ before it began, claim universities

Confusion surrounds a pledge to create 10,000 extra nurse training places following the...

Planned social care savings 'will hit older and disabled people'...

Survey of council directors of social services across England found there are plans to save...

Breaching patient confidentiality may be necessary to prevent suicide, experts argue

Psychiatrists say families should be seen as potential partners in suicide prevention.

Talking therapy targets missed in England

Nearly six in ten clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are failing to ensure targets are met...

MPs to vote on public sector pay after nurse protests

The public sector pay cap could be removed just a day after RCN nurses took to the streets...

Nurses take protest over pay to Department of Health

Nurses across England and Scotland intensified their demands for a pay rise as the RCN's...

Patients Association appoints new chief executive

The Patients Association’s appointment of Rachel Power as chief executive marks the start of...

Teachers receive extra training in children’s mental health issues

Teachers who have been given special training to deal with pupils' mental health problems...

Nurse award commemorates founder of children's hospice in Wales...

Suzanne Goodall Award will be presented to a paediatric nurse at RCN Wales Nurse of the Year...

Nurses take to the streets as ‘summer of protest’ begins

RCN's campaign for fair nurse pay begins with vigil in Norwich and 'scrap the cap' rallies...

QNI and RCN ‘shocked’ as £1m slashed from Ulster University’s nursing school

Cutting £1 million from a Northern Ireland university’s specialist nurse training budget is...

Army of nurses help thousands at Glastonbury

More than a hundred nurses were on site at Glastonbury this weekend to ensure the good...

Tackling inequality key aim of new Mary Seacole Trust

A new charitable trust aims to promote the history and values of Victorian nurse Mary...

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