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Prison nurses praised for their end of life care

High quality of palliative care at HMP Norwich is recognised with a national award

Gossip helps keep patients safe and organisations healthy, study claims

Workplace gossip can be a valuable early warning sign of failure in healthcare organisations...

Bereavement care training branded inadequate in UK maternity units

National charity reveals poor bereavement training for health professionals working in...

Social care at ‘tipping point’, CQC warns

Adult social care is approaching tipping point, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned...

Learning disability nurse given OBE

Gwen Moulster received the honour from Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, in...

‘Older people with dementia need tailored talking therapies’

Older people with dementia must be able to access tailored talking therapies to tackle...

Care watchdog warns over financial pressures on adult services

The quality and safety of care services for older and disabled people in England risks being...

Nursing associate pilot scheme numbers to double amid ‘huge interest’

The number of candidates to be trained in the new nursing associate role is set to double to...

Nominations now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

The UK nursing profession’s highest accolade for nursing excellence, the RCNi Nurse Awards,...

Trust opens moving-and-handling training room for staff

Hospital opens dedicated training room to prevent moving-and-handling injuries among staff.

Midwives could be told to check mothers’ ID in ‘health tourism’ crackdown

NHS hospital plans to ask women to show ID before providing maternity care.

NHS pay increase should be the same for all staff – NHS Employers

NHS Employers urges NHS Pay Review Body to reject variable salary increases

GP receptionists should ‘deal more sensitively’ with patients

Telephone staff could put people off seeing their GP by asking about their symptoms,...

Training poor for transgender care - RCN

80% of nurses have no training

Campaign launched to tackle hate crimes against people with learning disabilities

A campaign has been launched to tackle hate crime against people with learning disabilities.

Draft guidelines launched to tackle mental health problems among prisoners

NICE has started consultation on guidelines to improve the management of mental health...

Healthy hospital food shop opens doors to staff and patients

The first UK hospital shop to only sell healthy eating options has opened at the Western...

‘Employers are clogging up NMC’s in-tray with inappropriate referrals’

Employers burden Nursing and Midwifery Council with complaints that could be handled locally...