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NMC publishes draft list of required nurse associate skills

A list of proposed skills for nursing associates has been published by the Nursing and...

Unions protest against Gloucestershire trust’s plan to transfer NHS staff to subsidiary...

Spokesperson for Unite says 750 staff will ‘face threats to their employment’

RCN launches membership survey on decriminalising termination of pregnancy

The college's UK-wide survey of its members will help to inform its position on the the...

Spike in norovirus cases sees soaring number of hospital beds closed

A spike in cases of norovirus led to more than 800 hospital beds being closed per day in...
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Will new nursing models herald parity for nurses in primary care?

A new report, published in Primary Health Care, suggests alternatives to improve leadership...

Nurse’s alert system helps carers spot pressure ulcer warning signs

Personalised alert cards for patients, carers and family members give specific instructions...

New organ donation proposals poised to limit family involvement

Family members could have limited say over loved ones organ donation choices, new proposals...

Reassurance is a must for EU nurses and carers ahead of Brexit

More needs to be done to reassure thousands of nurses and carers about their right to remain...

RCN Congress to discuss recruitment and retention

... And should nurses be allowed to carry water bottles

Hospital admissions for eating disorders double

The number of admissions to hospital for eating disorders nearly doubled in the seven years...

Many patients failing to receive follow-up care after dementia diagnosis, charity says

A large number of patients are failing to receive the follow-up care they are entitled to...

Nurses revealed to be leading producers of NHS waste

Nursing teams would benefit the most from NHS trusts employing dedicated specialist waste...

RCN criticises ‘short-sighted’ move to scrap bursary for postgraduate nursing students

College says the government ‘seems hell-bent on reducing the supply of talent into nursing’

Pharmacists to be recommended as 'go to' for children with minor illnesses ...

Study finds majority of patients who called NHS 111 during winter were seen by pharmacists.
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – deadline for entries extended to 23 February

RCNi Nurse Awards - entry deadline extended

Social care England: report slams ‘Cinderella service’ and says DH not doing enough to...

The National Audit Office report into the adult social care workforce in England says...

Flu vaccine: people over 65 years of age to be offered booster jab for the 2018-19...

NHS England and Public Health England outline newly licenced ‘adjuvanted trivalent’ vaccine...

Anger from nurses as NMC votes itself a raise

Council should reduce registration fees not increase its members’ allowances, say unions

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