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Too many people with learning disabilities being admitted to hospital, says lead nurse

Too many people with learning disabilities are still being admitted into hospital as...

‘Watershed moment’ as junior doctors’ contracts rolled out

The controversial new contract for junior doctors in England will begin to be rolled out...

Thousands sign petition urging rethink on NHS pay cap

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition urging the government to scrap a pay cap which...

Jeremy Hunt reveals plans to train up to 1,500 more doctors a year

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to train up to 1,500 more doctors a year in...

Off-duty nurse saves the life of a great-grandfather – then looks after him in hospital

A quick-thinking nurse used a defibrillator to save an older patient's life and then...

Mary Seacole celebrated during Black History Month

Jamaican-born nurse and heroine Mary Seacole, who tended to wounded soldiers in the Crimean...

Nine specialist nurses caring for 26,000 patients with epilepsy in Wales, charity warns

Epilepsy Action Cymru said the number of epilepsy specialist nurses in Wales is inadequate,...

Cancer workforce figures will not be published, says Health Education England

Calls for data to be released to inform improvements in services

130 years of the Queen’s Nursing Institute celebrated in new calendar

Previously unseen images of nursing through the decades feature in the calendar

RCN launches mentorship scheme to improve nursing practice

The RCN has launched a new mentorship scheme for up to 100 frontline staff to improve...

Unions unite in battle for fair NHS pay

Crucial evidence has been submitted to the NHS pay review body about staff salaries.

Discussing organ donation with relatives ‘best left to specialists’

Only specialist nurses and lead doctors should speak to distressed families about the...

Nurse killed in Blitz finally receives marked grave

The final resting place of a nurse killed during World War Two has been properly marked...

More awareness needed on end of life rights, says charity

Few people have a legally-binding document to refuse life-sustaining care or to have a...

Exclusive: Nurses targeted by anti-abortion protesters

Nurses who work in abortion clinics in the UK are experiencing increasing levels of...

Carers take loved ones to emergency department because of lack of district nurses

1 in 5 carers have taken their loved one to the emergency department (ED) due to failures in...

Centenarian nurse receives honour for wartime care

A wartime nurse who was posted in Normandy as the first D-Day soldiers arrived is to be...

Stop 'disinvestment' in nursing to improve end of life care

An RCN seminar on end of life issues heard how action was needed to end ‘disinvestment’ in...

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