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Guidance on safe medical staffing issued

Royal College of Physicians guidance includes recommendations on advanced nurse practitioners

Report demands improved transition of young people to adult mental health services

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch says ‘many still do not have a positive experience’

Extra hour of registered nursing care per patient cuts mortality

A boost in care hours given by nurses reduced bed days, study found

Applications to nursing degrees continue steep decline

There were 5,000 fewer applicants to nursing programmes this year than in 2017, UCAS reveals

Professor highlights link between use of catheters and urinary tract infections

Clinical nurse specialist Jacqui Prieto says catheters should be removed as soon as possible

Nursing student’s petition calls for living wage for students on clinical placement

Nursing student’s petition highlights financial toll of placements

Brexit: nurse MP Maria Caulfield resigns from senior post over Chequers agreement

Nurse Tory MP resigns party role as survey shows nurses are divided over Brexit

Trend of decline in mature nursing student applications looks likely to continue

Loss of NHS bursary is just one reason for fall in mature nursing student applications – UCAS

‘New health secretary has never worked in healthcare – so he must listen to nurses’

RCN hopes health secretary Matt Hancock will use insights offered by nursing workforce

Remove ambiguity around nursing associate role, says RCN

College adds that role could place pressure on support staff to act beyond their training

End of life discussions are about more than filling in forms

Nurse tells Patient Safety Congress 2018 preparation helps clinicians give better support

Stroke nursing: career framework will attempt to bolster specialist workforce

UK needs to educate and retain many more stroke care specialist nurses

Decline in school nurse numbers raises risk to neglected older children

Shortage of school nurses is hampering their efforts to help neglected older children – RCN

We're struggling to keep patients safe – what nurses reveal in our survey

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey shows how nurse understaffing is blighting patient care

Unions to consult on NHS Wales pay deal

Deal ‘matches and in some cases goes beyond’ the one agreed in England

NHS at 70: 'a great British achievement' says PM as veteran nurse runs NHS...

@NHS Twitter account is being run for the day by 87-year-old Ethel Armstrong, who was...

Arrhythmia nurse specialist named RCN Nurse of the Year 2018

Angela Hall wins prestigious award for her dedication in making dramatic improvements to care


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