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Deadline looms for RCN mentorship scheme

A pioneering nurse whose recycling project saved £50,000 is urging others to put their ideas...

‘Drastic’ fall in nursing degree applications since bursary cut

Nursing leaders voice concern about reduction since the government withdrew funding for...

Big rise in number of nurses seeking charity aid

The Cavell Nurses Trust has revealed it expects to have received 2,000 enquiries for help by...

NHS in England ‘buckling’ under spending controls, think tank warns

The NHS in England is ‘buckling’, a think tank has warned, with levels of funding failing to...

Lack of nurses causes temporary closure of inpatient ward

Ten inpatient beds at a community hospital in Somerset have been temporarily moved to...

Surprise starring role for NHS nurses' choir in Michael McIntyre Christmas special

A nurses' choir were in for a surprise when they landed a starring role in a festive TV...

People who drink too much should be sent for liver scans, says NICE

Scans could detect early liver diseases, according to new draft guidance from the National...

Those at risk of developing schizophrenia more likely to try cannabis, new research...

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis,...

Provide more resources to tackle suicide, say ministers

More support for public mental health and early intervention services is needed if the...

University of Gloucestershire gets green light to offer nursing degrees in 2017

The University of Gloucestershire has been given the green light to offer a new nursing...

Concerns remain for nurse staffing and training levels at troubled NHS trust

The CQC has said clinical governance and leadership at an NHS trust have improved but nurse...

Social care funding plan 'a short term fix' warns the RCN

Health organisations have raised concerns over the government’s decision to allow local...

Nurses offered free woodland workshops

NHS staff are being offered the chance to relax in woodland as part of workshops to ease...

Fears for quality of nursing care on ‘overwhelmed’ wards this winter

Pressures on hospital beds is so severe that the equivalent of seven extra hospitals had to...

Student graduates as nurse after donor helps pay for her studies

A student has realised her childhood dream of becoming a nurse thanks to a donor-funded...

School nurses should brush up on oral hygiene to fight tooth decay, says NICE

School nurses and teachers should supervise children brushing their teeth to help drive down...

EU nurses in UK should be given right to remain, says new report

Nationals from the European Union (EU) living in the UK should be given the right to...

Royal London Hospital warned over maternity unit security

The biggest hospital in Europe has been ordered to improve security, after inspectors found...

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