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Cancer patients ‘face discrimination on return to work’

Almost one in five people who return to work after being diagnosed with cancer faces...

Project tackles night time noise on children's wards

A pioneering project to help children get a better night’s sleep on wards has been launched...

Top nurse spearheads drive to reduce infections in the NHS

A senior nurse is spearheading plans to drastically reduce the number of life-threatening...

Nurse charity asks for Christmas donations

Cavell Nurses' Trust sets out how donations can help nurses in need.

Nurses feature in campaign to keep people out of emergency departments this winter

Nurses, pharmacists and GPs are fronting a campaign to help people to keep well this winter...

TV soap films special dementia episode

Emmerdale will portray confusion and fears of newly diagnosed character in episode filmed...

RCN domestic abuse resource launched

Online resource for nurses and midwives

‘Utter shambles’ for NHS workers who overpaid tax while undergoing training

Nurses who took part in the Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme could be eligible for a...

New ‘buddies’ for future nurse leaders

Deputy directors of nursing in England offered mentoring by directors, in an effort to...

Army nurse features in poppy appeal campaign

Army nurse Ben Poku is featuring in a Royal British Legion campaign for this year’s poppy...

Staff underpaid after tax code problems

Staff at an NHS trust have been underpaid by up to hundreds of pounds after they were put on...

Alarm over rising childhood obesity levels

National Child Measurement Programme shows an increase in obesity among young children.

Families should never be afraid to complain to care homes, urges senior nurse

Families should never be afraid to raise concerns about the standard of care their loved...

Numbers of mental health nurses fall by 15%

The RCN has criticised figures which reveal a 15% drop in the number of mental health nurses...

Dementia patients missing out on personal budgets

Alzheimer’s charity says a ‘deep-seated misunderstanding’ of the system means fewer than a...

Nurses are central to protecting physical health of prisoners

Nurses must ensure patients in prison receive the same standard of care as those outside,...

Number of non-EU nurses seeking UK registration soars

Applications to join the NMC register from nurses and midwives outside Europe more than...

Vulnerable patients 'at high risk' of food poisoning

Some hospitals are serving out-of-date food to patients, an investigation has found.

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