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Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Shrewsbury and Telford care review: questions over deaths of 36 mothers and babies

Trust in special measures over concern about poor emergency and maternity care

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

NHS issues staff guidance on safe use of instant messaging in acute care

Advice includes which smartphone apps to use to coordinate care during emergencies

Could a master’s-level district nursing apprenticeship help solve workforce woes?

There's still time for nurses to influence proposed new route into district nursing careers

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

Nurse shortage forces London trust to close chemotherapy unit earlier than planned

Organisation’s chief nurse says finding specialist staff is ‘not getting any easier’

Exclusive: Health Education England plans academy for advanced clinical practitioners

Academy plan forms part of a wider bid to standardise training for advanced practitioners

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Worsening NHS waiting times show ‘system buckling under the strain’

RCN says staff shortages are at the heart of missed targets

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

Last chance to take part in our healthy lifestyle survey

Tell us about the support your employers give you to follow a healthy lifestyle

Survey finds high demand for agency nurses – and a shortage of available staff

Researchers say key front-line NHS services could be under threat

Jersey nurses to withdraw goodwill in pay dispute as mediation talks begin

Jersey nurses are increasingly frustrated by ongoing pay negotiations

NHS must tackle shocking inequalities for homeless people, say healthcare workers

Invest more funds and overhaul attitudes, says open letter to NHS England’s chief executive

NMC figures mask ‘severe instability’ of nursing workforce

Despite overall rise in registrants, RCN warns of continuing decline in EEA nurse numbers

RCN moves one step closer to industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

College is consulting members over possible strike ballot over non-existent pay award

Government pledges to focus on a preventative approach to care

Health and social care secretary’s plan highlights benefits of increasing access to the arts