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Philippa Hobson

Cardiac rehabilitation programme is vital says senior nurse at British Heart Foundation

Nurse-led services to improve survival rates for patients with coronary heart disease...

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Healthcare assistant performing an ECG on a patient

Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Support pay deal

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

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Attacks on nurses increase as shortages create ‘hostile environment’

Research shows assaults have risen nearly 10%, with trusts facing financial difficulties...

Student loans

Education secretary urged to intervene after student loan error

RCN wants ‘worried and distressed’ healthcare students to receive the financial support they...

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones' star becomes RCN ambassador...

TV's mother of dragons is nursing's latest ally in the fight to raise awareness of staff...

Fitness to practise hearings

Fitness to practise: NMC launches plan to help nurses resolve cases before hearings

Regulator’s ruling body agrees proposal to overhaul how it deals with complaints about...

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Foundation of Nursing Studies seeks chair of trustees

Practice development charity recruiting its next chair

CPR with Carol Smillie

Video promotes life-saving CPR by using 100 beats per minute hit song

A nurse is leading a campaign in Scotland to encourage more bystanders to carry out...

Gang violence: why all nurses must remain vigilant

The heartbreaking fallout of gang violence is affecting nurses across London, the RCN’s new...

Mental health tool for older people launched

An online tool has been launched to help older people worried about their mental health

Nurses in Scotland say Universal Credit is pushing people further into poverty

Staff raised their concerns at the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Conference.

350% rise in nursing student placements in English general practices

Training hubs allow groups of practices to share and plan nurse training

Commissioners that miss mental health spending target will be held to account, says NHS...

Clinical commissioning groups must increase their spending on mental health faster than the...

University admissions: nursing student applications in England continue to fall

RCN says one third fewer nursing student applicants in England since tuition fees replaced...


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