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Highest number of NHS staff ever get flu jab

A greater proportion of NHS staff than ever before have been vaccinated against the flu this...

Specialist nurse-led cancer helpline gets accreditation

A charity pancreatic cancer telephone support line run by specialist nurses has received...

Warning over lack of learning disability nurses highlighted in new guidance

Draft guidance for safe staffing in learning disability (LD) services across England has...

Call for government to take action over rise in attacks on NHS staff

Physical assaults on NHS staff rose by 4% last year.

'No evidence' for mandated safe staffing ratios, says draft guidance

New guidance on achieving safe staffing for adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals in...

Nursing leaders’ tribute to ‘hard-working and dedicated’ nurses working over Christmas

Nursing leaders from across the UK have paid tribute to the ‘hard-working and dedicated’...

Nurses making Christmas Day special for patients across the UK

Almost 90,000 nurses will be on Christmas Day duty this year, according to health union...

Nursing voted most honest and ethical profession in US poll

Nurses have been voted the most trustworthy professionals for the fifteenth year in a row in...

New guidance issued on high quality care in care homes

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has called on commissioners and providers to follow its...

RCN issues revised guidance on assisted suicide requests

Updated advice covers legal position for nurses and healthcare assistants, as well as how to...

Study finds ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes

A study has found a ‘calculable’ link between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes.

Brexit and ageing population could force nurse recruitment ‘past the point of no return’

Brexit and an ageing population could worsen the existing shortage of nurses in England,...

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...

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