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Two new council members at the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed two new council members.

Olympic inspired torch relay spreads important hygiene message

Nursing academics from Plymouth University have been keeping the Olympic spirit alive with a...

Junior doctors announce five days of strike action

Fears over patient safety have been raised after junior doctors in England escalate dispute...

District nursing at ‘breaking point’

Overstretched district nursing services are functioning on nurses’ goodwill, says new report.

New videos for nurses on how to care for women and girls affected by FGM

Four short YouTube videos will help nurses care for women and girls who have been affected...

Lamp procession will mark end of studies for nursing students

University of Wolverhampton event celebrates completion of degree programme.

Nurse recruitment event at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nurses from all specialisms are being sought for recruitment in Yorkshire.

NHS Scotland plans to recruit more than 400 nurses and midwives to new posts by next...

Scottish Government publishes plans for its NHS workforce for 2016/17

‘Not enough’ hospital nurses on duty, say one in three patients in Scotland

Survey reveals concern about staff numbers, though overall satisfaction with service rises...

Low nurse numbers could increase hospitals’ use of restraint – study

US study shows proportion of nurses on wards influences use of restraint.

Get familiar with social media to help pupils stay safe online

School nurses must understand the potential risks if they are to help young people think...

Florence Nightingale Foundation chief Elizabeth Robb to step down

Florence Nightingale Foundation chief executive announces her departure.

‘Green prescribing’ a good way to coax older people outdoors

Older people more likely to do outdoor activity if it’s recommended by a healthcare...

Protection ‘top priority' when fabricated child illness suspected...

School nurse conference told authorities often focus on the reasons parents fake illness in...

Radical plans to close NHS services

A&E and hospital closure proposals revealed

New online support for nurses working with motor neurone disease

The RCN has produced a new online support for nurses working with people living with the...

New workforce strategy for practice nurses

Work under way to meet the needs of general practice nursing

Shift patterns are leading to burnout claims nurse

The NHS Tayside nurse said eight-hour shifts can be worked for up to 10 days in a row and...