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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...

Urgent action needed on obesity among nurses, study shows

Action is needed to address obesity among healthcare staff, with one in four nurses in...

Latest UCAS figures reveal implications of bursary removal in nursing applications

The number of mature students accepted onto nursing degree courses has heavily declined with...
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Patients’ chance to nominate their hero for an RCNi Nurse Award

Nominations are now open for one of nursing’s most prestigious accolades, in which patients...

HEE chief looks to rebalance funds to ensure nurses' continuing professional...

More funding for nurses' continuing professional development will be found, according to the...

'Exceptional' group of nurses in Scotland to receive Queen's Nurse title...

A group of community nurses in Scotland are to receive the title of Queen's Nurse at a...

Nursing tops poll of most trusted profession for second year running

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in Britain for a second consecutive year, the...

RCN general secretary Janet Davies slams government for nursing pay insult

Government suggestions that any pay rise for nurses must be linked to improved productivity...

NMC sees rise in interest after change to language tests

The Nursing and Midwifery Council says more than 4,000 nurses and midwives have expressed...

NMC to begin consultation on nursing associate fees

Regulator says nursing associates will be subject to the same processes as nurses and...

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