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Vaccine for gonorrhoea shows promise

A vaccine for gonorrhoea offers hope in the fight against drug-resistant sexually...

Referrals for art and poetry classes ‘could save the NHS money’

Report by MPs and peers says the NHS should use ‘arts-on-prescription’ programmes in an...

Charity warns of ‘devastating impact’ of £400 million back pay bill for sleep-in carers

Organisations looking after people who have learning disabilities could collapse due to a £...

NMC reveals reasons why nurses are referred to regulator

Only one in five referrals to fitness to practise proceedings concern patient care.

NMC chief executive received pay rise of almost £20,000

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) chief executive Jackie Smith received a pay rise of...

Midwives call for more mental health funding for pregnant women and new mothers

There is an urgent need for mental healthcare funding for expectant and new mothers, say...

Vulnerable people being 'let down' by council and care providers...

People who do not have the ability to choose how they are cared for are being 'let down' by...

Support promised for NHS staff who smoke

Part of government plans for 'smoke-free generation'

NHS to recruit 2,000 doctors from abroad to meet targets

The NHS will look overseas to recruit about 2,000 more GPs in order to meet its staff...

University offers nurses trained overseas the chance to join NMC register

Middlesex University helps healthcare assistants to transition to nursing.

Crisis in children's health linked to falling school nurse numbers, warns RCN...

The RCN has warned that children's health is in crisis and called for the role of school...

Nurse with motor neurone disease provides evidence in assisted dying case

Alison Pickard, a nurse with motor neurone disease, has provided evidence to the high court...

Chancellor branded 'out of touch' by Unison over pay comments...

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been branded ‘out of touch’ and ‘insulting’...

Further trust calls for rethink on language tests for overseas nurses

A further trust has added its voice to calls to rethink the language tests required by the...

Women ‘spend a quarter of life in poor health’

Women can expect to spend nearly one quarter of their lives in poor health and men one fifth...

Exclusive: ‘Golden hellos’ could ease recruitment crisis, says peer

Shape of Caring review author Lord Willis says employers need to find ways to attract people...

Long working hours increase risk of developing heart condition, study shows

Working long hours increases the risk of developing a dangerous irregular heartbeat,...

Plans to strengthen NHS against threat of cyber attacks

The government is pledging an extra £21 million for cyber security across the NHS in the...

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