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Responsibilities of nursing associates revealed by Health Education England

Nursing associates will only be able to administer medicines if suitably trained and...

EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of district nursing posts lost since 2014

More than half of NHS trusts employing district nurses have seen a fall in their numbers...

More than a third of home care workers have no dementia training

More than a third of home care workers in England have had no training in dementia care –...

Child health nurse wins RCN Wales nurse of the year award

Sian Thomas won the prestigious RCN Wales nurse of the year award for ensuring a child with...

'Santa forgot' TV ad campaign raises awareness of dementia...

Christmas is forgotten by a Santa living with dementia in an advert raising funds for...

Cuts to services detrimental to mothers who want to breastfeed, warn experts

World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative UK report exposes gaps in public health support...

Charity calls for domestic abuse support in every hospital in England and Wales

Over half of domestic abuse victims visiting hospital had accessed emergency departments a...

Substituting nurses with nursing assistants linked to higher patient death risk, study...

Reasearch shows one professional nurse substitution associated with a 21% rise in patient...

Quarter of women in England missing out on potentially life-saving cervical cancer...

One in four women eligible for screening did not receive checks last year, new data shows.

Graduates of England's first-ever nursing degree course reunited

A trailblazing group of women who campaigned to create England’s first nursing degree...

RCN calls government response to pay petition ‘completely inadequate’

College criticises response to a petition against the 1% pay cap on NHS staff.

Plagiarism and exam cheating among thousands of academic misconduct cases on UK nursing...

A Nursing Standard investigation reveals thousands of UK nursing students have been involved...

Appeal court ruling on HIV drug victory for common sense, says leading nurse

Judges rule NHS England does have power to provide HIV prevention strategy.

Drive to curb attrition on nursing and other healthcare courses by 50%

The government wants drop-out rates halved by next year.

RCN honours nurses who served during conflicts

RCN lays crosses at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Clinicians need improved awareness of the internet to help suicidal patients, report...

Researchers have found a high proportion of people with suicidal thoughts search for...

Nurse academic to head QNI’s community leaders programme

Scheme will be available to experienced Queen’s nurses with the potential to secure a senior...

Nurses feature in campaign to keep people out of emergency departments this winter

Nurses, pharmacists and GPs are fronting a campaign to help people to keep well this winter...

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