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Nurses thanked for their hard work and dedication in Christmas messages

UK nursing leaders have praised 'dedicated and compassionate' nurses, midwives and...

RCN evidence: the real cost of 'demoralising' pay freeze ...

The exodus of nurses will continue unless staff receive an above inflation pay rise, the RCN...

42,000 nurse vacancies in England, according to Labour Party estimates

Labour Party says that NHS has more than 100,000 vacant posts in England

Former chief nurse of England becomes Bishop of London

Dame Sarah Mullally to become the 133 rd Bishop of London in 2018 and installed in a service...

NHS to track winter outbreaks of norovirus to manage services

The NHS will use the latest technology to track outbreaks of norovirus and other illnesses...

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...

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