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Nottinghamshire trust shelves plans to axe 60 health visitors

The Unite union opposed plans to cut posts

Baby Box scheme aims to give every child the best start possible

First-time mothers are receiving boxes full of essential items for their babies, which can...

Age UK enlists nurses’ help to tackle loneliness in older people

Pilot scheme by charity Age UK is helping nurses identify lonely older people and refer them...

NMC seeks lay people to join its ruling council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is looking for two lay people to join its governing...

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

BME staff less likely to raise concerns in the workplace

Asian and black healthcare staff are significantly less likely to whistleblow than their...

University to open new nursing school to ease students’ commutes

The University of Plymouth is to open its third nursing teaching site in a bid to cut down...

Nursing assistant’s delight as colleagues throw 80th birthday bash

One of the UK’s oldest nursing assistants celebrates her 80th birthday at work.

New hospital documentary series puts NHS staff in the spotlight

A new television documentary is promising to portray the full reality of working for the of...

NICE recommends annual mental health checks for people with learning disabilities

Everyone with learning disabilities should receive a review of their mental health, says the...

Police investigation at Cumberland Infirmary after tampering fears

A police investigation is under way at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust after staff...

Concern at rise in delayed discharge from mental health trusts

Delayed discharge from mental health and learning disability trusts in England up 56%

Overhaul of mental health care promised by PM Theresa May

A package of reforms to tackle 'hidden injustice’ and stigma of mental illness has been...

Fast-track nursing degree programme open to applicants

Fast-track nursing degree course in north east England will take on new students in March.

Deadline extended to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Entries for the profession's most prestigious awards accepted until 13 January

Red Cross defends claim of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in NHS

British charity’s chief executive renews warning about crisis in the UK’s hospital and...

New chief executive for Florence Nightingale Foundation

Nurse education charity the Florence Nightingale Foundation has announced the appointment of...