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‘Nurses can help prevent hundreds of premature diabetes-related deaths each week’

Diabetes UK says nurses are key to helping people manage the condition and complications

The Budget: mental health services to get an extra £2 billion

Government goal for mental health will hinge on nurse recruitment and retention, cautions RCN

Unions want NHS trusts to jettison any plans to set up private subsidiaries

Wholly-owned NHS subsidiary companies harm staff's pay and conditions, unions claim

‘BAME staff will be properly represented at the top of the NHS by 2028’

Health minister says senior managers in the NHS must reflect the diversity of the workforce

RCN demands urgent action from government to reduce air pollution

New report reveals many NHS health centres are in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution

RCN lead pay negotiator the latest senior figure to leave college after NHS pay deal row

Josie Irwin to take up a national role at Unison after a quarter of a century at the RCN

Sepsis data tool could improve care and patient outcomes, says nurse expert

The SOS Insights Dashboard builds a picture of cases at local, regional and national level

Trusts need to spend £1 billion on urgent ‘high risk’ repairs

Figures reveal record-high buildings and equipment maintenance backlog in England

Healthcare regulator monitors NHS trust’s services following inspection concerns

‘Urgent conditions’ imposed on Shrewsbury and Telford’s maternity and emergency departments

Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Care for dying patients: ‘now it is everybody’s business’

How end of life care has changed four years on from the removal of the Liverpool Care Pathway

Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

Paramedics to trial body cameras after 23% rise in physical assaults

Scheme involving 40 front-line staff seen as a ‘really positive measure’

‘Nearly one in three of the most deprived boys could be obese by 2030’

Report warns England could fall further behind comparable countries on child health outcomes

Rules on fast-track benefits for terminally ill claimants need reform, say cancer nurses

Patients who outlive clinicians' six-month predicted survival date face reduced payments

Thousands with secondary cancer still have no access to a specialist nurse, says charity

Breast Cancer Care says gaps remain despite government pledges

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