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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...

‘Utter shambles’ for NHS workers who overpaid tax while undergoing training

Nurses who took part in the Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme could be eligible for a...

Alarm over rising childhood obesity levels

National Child Measurement Programme shows an increase in obesity among young children.

Dementia patients missing out on personal budgets

Alzheimer’s charity says a ‘deep-seated misunderstanding’ of the system means fewer than a...

Vulnerable patients 'at high risk' of food poisoning

Some hospitals are serving out-of-date food to patients, an investigation has found.

Practice nurses ‘need better mental health training’

Practice nurses need better training in mental health, says mental health charity Mind.

Rise in number of nurses referred to the NMC

The number of nurses and midwives being referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council has...

Nursing associates will administer controlled medicines

Staff in new role will also carry out invasive procedures, government documents suggest.

Free occupational health services for Scottish practice nurses

Practice nurses in Scotland will now have free access to occupational health services as...

Sharp rise in number of children seeking help for anxiety

NSPCC says number of children and young people seeking help for anxiety is rising sharply.

Government giving ‘false impression’ about increased NHS spending

NHS spending per person will fall in two years’ time, the head of the Commons health...

Nurse-led crisis response team keeps people over 65 out of A&E

More than 1,000 older patients diverted from emergency care in the past year, thanks to a...

Fundraising drive to expand music therapy project for stroke patients

A project that uses music to boost stroke patients’ recovery aims to raise £315,000.

Son carries on family tradition by graduating with nursing degree

Son Fraser Chalmers follows in mother's nursing career footsteps, with father, Ross,...

Training of community teams providing respiratory support for infants 'inadequate...

The training of community teams caring for children needing respiratory support in their own...

Campaign highlights nurses working extra hour

Poster shows extra effort when clocks go back

NHS staff turning to food banks and payday loans

Hard-pressed health service staff are struggling to make ends meet, according to Unison...

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