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‘Fight for our NHS’, urge unions and nurses as PM calls election

Prime minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June.

University partners with trusts to increase nursing student places fivefold

A university providing self-funding nursing student places that have not been commissioned...
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2017: Have your say in Patient's Choice category...

Time is running out to cast your vote in the Patient’s Choice category of the RCNi Nurse...

Nurse helps create innovative assessment unit

Service is helping to reduce emergency department admissions.

New fund aims to help nurses improve health of homeless people

Nurses planning projects to improve the health of homeless people will be able to apply for...

RCN poll asks whether members want to strike over pay

RCN opens online poll on whether members are prepared to strike over pay.

Nearly two-thirds of nurses have not written a will, survey shows

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust is urging nurses to write a will after revealing that they are less...

Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone to seek ‘closure’

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey is planning to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since she...

Remote Scottish island seeks new nurse

Fed up of the hustle and bustle of hospital life? A dream nursing job has just become...

Patients and nurses join forces on app-review website

Specialist nurses and patients have joined forces to create a freely accessible app-review...

PrEP HIV prevention drug is backed for use in Scotland

Scotland is the first part of the UK where PrEP HIV drug will be availabe on the NHS.

Overseas-trained nurses given extra chance on competency tests

NMC changes rules on exams to practise in the UK, offering applicants more flexibility and...

Patients need more support to save their fertility, says RCN

The RCN has published guidance to help nurses support patients who are undergoing treatment...

Calls from nurses to financial helpline more than double

A charity providing financial assistance to nurses saw large rise in calls in first three...

Health visitors call for better training to help new mothers who have mental health...

Health visitors believe they need more training to better support new mothers experiencing...

‘Front-line community nurses can help shape policy’

Academic says nurses and health visitors are the ones who interact with the public and...

Government ‘storing up problems’ as mature students shun nursing, RCN warns

Six thousand fewer mature students have applied to study nursing, according to UCAS figures

BME nurses more likely to be referred to NMC by employer – but white staff more likely...

Black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses are disproportionately referred to the Nursing and...

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