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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...

Breast cancer survivor sets up charity and graduates as a midwife

A mother who beat breast cancer twice and set up a charity to help others in a similar...

Nurse convicted of unlawful killing after giving patient wrong blood type

A nurse who gave a patient who later died the wrong type of blood has been convicted of...

Obesity and alcohol consumption at ‘worrying’ levels, reveals England health survey

Smoking among adults is continuing to fall but obesity and alcohol consumption is still at ‘...

Children’s nurse wins prize for research into mentor support for students

A poster exploring how children’s nursing students are supported during community placements...

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...

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