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Acute limb compartment syndrome: new tool for emergency nurses

A new tool has been developed to help nurses on emergency wards identify quicker the signs...

Former RCN president Dame Sheila Quinn dies

Former nursing leader Dame Sheila Quinn, who worked tirelessly to promote the profession,...

Using online essays to cheat ‘may put patients at risk'

Patient safety could be at risk if nursing students cheat by passing off as their own work...

Proposed shift changes risk patient safety, warn nurses at Scottish health board

‘Exhausted’ nurses at a Scottish health board are putting patient safety at risk, says a...

Resource update: Preventing falls in hospital

Read our guidance to a resource from the Royal College of Physicians on preventing falls in...

NMC met all but one of its standards for 2015-16, review finds

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has received its best review to date from the organisation...

Systemic problems found in NHS patient death investigations

A new review has found ‘system-wide’ problems in the way the NHS investigates patient deaths...

RCN launches updated guidance on infusion therapy

Updated guidance on infusion therapy has been published by the RCN.

Nurse sacked after offering to pray for patients

A nurse who offered to pray for patients waiting for surgery has been sacked from her job...

People with eating disorders ‘sent to Scotland due to bed shortage’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says sending vulnerable people hundreds of miles away for...

Concern over capacity for apprentice and associate placements

The RCN says existing registered nurses will face increased pressure due to the volume of...

Families of children with life-limiting conditions must be put at the heart of care,...

New guidelines help healthcare staff to navigate end of life care planning for children and...

Bursary to stay in Wales – but nursing students must work in the country for two years...

Bursaries will continue to be available to new nursing students in Wales next year — but...

Patients with diabetes fearful of discussing symptoms of hyperglycaemia, survey shows

Survey reveals only 1 in 3 diabetes patients discuss symptoms of high blood glucose levels...

Family pays tribute to ‘inspiring’ nursing student as they accept her posthumous degree

The family of a nursing student who died earlier this year have paid tribute to their ‘...

What will 2017 hold for the nursing profession?

We look at the key issues facing the nursing profession in 2017.

University sets up £200K fund to help nursing students

A university has set up a £200,000 fund to help nursing students cope with course costs when...

Give older people the gift of safety – and slippers – this Christmas

A Christmas campaign designed to highlight the risk of falls to older people has been...

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