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‘Significant’ concerns about morale and work pressures on prison nurses in Scotland

RCN Scotland study shows a rise in sickness absence reported by staff.

Increase in universities applying to run nursing courses

The loss of student bursaries has led to an increase in universities applying to run nursing...

Survey reveals misconceptions about HIV

Almost one third of Britons think you can catch HIV by sharing a toothbrush with someone who...

Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Trainee doctors report heavy workloads and safety concerns

Some trainee doctors are working beyond their competence due to huge workloads, with many...

RCN centenary celebrations at London's City Hall

London’s nurse leaders gathered at City Hall for a special event to mark the RCN's...

New drive to help nurses move into NHS management

More nurses and doctors will be encouraged to run hospitals, health secretary Jeremy Hunt...

Prison suicides hit ten-year high

Report highlights ‘bleak reality’, with an average of one suicide in prison every three days.

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

Only half of stroke services have enough nurses

Patients are missing out on the best possible care due to a critical shortage of nurses and...

Jeremy Hunt unveils details of nursing degree apprenticeships – and calls for...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans for the new nursing degree apprenticeships.

Nurses reminded of dangers of cold weather

PHE warns of risk to vulnerable

NHS trust leaders warn staff shortage concerns outweigh fears over funding

More than half of NHS Trust leaders in England are worried they do not have the right staff...

Nurses should not routinely use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN...

Nurses should not use personal mobile phones for work, according to new RCN guidance.

Four out of five diabetes specialist nurses say workload is affecting patient safety

Diabetes specialist nurses teams are reaching ‘breaking point’, according to charity...

‘Northern Ireland education model could be copied by the rest of the UK’

Northern Ireland’s unique approach to in-service learning and CPD could work in other parts...

Nurse wins award for app that tackles female genital mutilation

Joanne McEwan’s iPad app helps healthcare professionals to enquire sensitively about the...

Majority of hospice care is community-based

Research by the charity Hospice UK reveals that less than a fifth of hospice care for adults...

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