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Nurses encouraged to have flu vaccination ahead of winter

Infection experts are encouraging nurses to ensure they have a flu vaccination to protect...

Scottish nurses to receive 3% pay rise

Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay outlines increase in pay for public sector workers...

Health Education England consults on new strategy to address NHS staffing crisis

An expansion of the nursing Return to Practice scheme and a 25% increase in the number of...

'Halt sexual health clinic closures in London until online support is in place...

Pressing ahead with clinics' closures before launch of online service to part-replace them...

BME nurses remain unrepresented at senior level

NHS England Workforce Race Equality Standard report shows continuous but slow progress in...

People living alone more at risk in freezing weather, chief nurse says

Freezing winter weather poses a lethal risk for people who live alone, says England's chief...

More than one thousand people with dementia to spend festive period on a ward

Nurses have revealed fears over the safety of patients with dementia who will be...

Kate Garraway champions nursing in new film

The TV star and ambassador for the RCNi Nurse Awards is shining a light on nursing

UK snow: Nurses defy weather to get to work

Some 'walked for hours' in freezing temperatures to get to patients

Risk of heart attacks, strokes rises after cold snap, NHS England warns

The risk of heart attack and stroke rises immediately after a cold snap, and the number of...

Wales to get 161 more nurse training places next year

Nurse training places in Wales will rise by almost 10% next year as part of a £107 million...

RCN governing body elect new chair and vice-chair

NHS Professionals head of workforce insight Maria Trewern to take over RCN council chair in...

RCN urges better preparations as ‘worst winter’ nears

The RCN is calling for a long-term plan to address the strain on health services in what is...

Hunt calls for multi-year deal on nurses’ pay

Government also wants 'improvements to productivity'

More being helped by talking therapies on NHS

More people with anxiety and depression are gaining access to NHS talking therapies in...

RCN Scotland director to join sleep-out in support of homeless

RCN Scotland director Theresa Fyffe will join thousands of fundraisers this weekend for a...

Health visitor survey reveals one in three fear being so overstretched that a tragedy...

Health visitors in England fear falling numbers could be putting children’s lives at risk, a...

More nurses having flu vaccination could cut absence rates, study shows

Persuading more nurses and other NHS staff to have the flu vaccination could dramatically...

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