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Nursing the 'most trusted profession'

Poll finds UK public has faith in nurses' truthfulness

Nurse joins team tasked with improving NHS procurement

District nurse and paramedic add their expertise to nurse-led NHS clinical evaluation team,...

Lonely older people most miss sitting with someone and laughs, survey shows

The Campaign to End Loneliness is calling for a UK-wide strategy for tackling loneliness and...

Four out of five nurses struck off NMC register last year were over the age of 40,...

Four out of five nurses struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register last...

NICE recommends new drug to help patients with severe asthma

Mepolizumab could assist people who have few treatment options available.

‘Significant’ concerns about morale and work pressures on prison nurses in Scotland

RCN Scotland study shows a rise in sickness absence reported by staff.

Increase in universities applying to run nursing courses

The loss of student bursaries has led to an increase in universities applying to run nursing...

Survey reveals misconceptions about HIV

Almost one third of Britons think you can catch HIV by sharing a toothbrush with someone who...

Apprenticeship degrees a 'drop in the ocean' say health academics

Planned nursing degree apprenticeships will be ‘a drop in the ocean’ and will not solve the...

Trainee doctors report heavy workloads and safety concerns

Some trainee doctors are working beyond their competence due to huge workloads, with many...

RCN centenary celebrations at London's City Hall

London’s nurse leaders gathered at City Hall for a special event to mark the RCN's...

New drive to help nurses move into NHS management

More nurses and doctors will be encouraged to run hospitals, health secretary Jeremy Hunt...

Prison suicides hit ten-year high

Report highlights ‘bleak reality’, with an average of one suicide in prison every three days.

Second wave of test sites for nursing associate scheme revealed

The second wave of sites for training the next cohort of nursing associates has been...

Only half of stroke services have enough nurses

Patients are missing out on the best possible care due to a critical shortage of nurses and...

Jeremy Hunt unveils details of nursing degree apprenticeships – and calls for...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans for the new nursing degree apprenticeships.

Nurses reminded of dangers of cold weather

PHE warns of risk to vulnerable

NHS trust leaders warn staff shortage concerns outweigh fears over funding

More than half of NHS Trust leaders in England are worried they do not have the right staff...

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