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NHS 111 to get online triage service

Health secretary announces new online services and apps that will be available to patients...

Patients need more help to self-manage diabetes, says CQC

Major diabetes review warns the NHS must do more to help patients self-manage their condition

‘Dangerous lack’ of MS specialist nurses, charity warns

Report says one in four MS patients lives in an area where specialist nurses have twice the...

Concerns over vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland

The percentage of vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland has risen by 16% in three...

Yoga and mindfulness can benefit young people with eating disorders, clinical...

Senior clinical psychologist Sam Bottrill said yoga and mindfulness can help young people...

Practice nurses provide 'easier first stop' for young people with eating...

Young people with eating disorders can find it easier to speak to practice nurses than GPs...

‘Social networks reinforced my anorexia, but helped my recovery too’

Student Ruby Tucker highlights complex role of social media in eating disorders

Safe caseloads must be determined for district nursing, urges QNI

A new paper from nursing charity, the Queen's Nursing Institute, is being used to start...

New guidance outlines nurses' role in tackling falling child vaccination rates...

Role nurses can play in tackling falling child vaccination rates in England has been...

Call for debate on future of nursing education

A new report from the Council of Deans of Health is calling for discussion on what new...

District nursing at ‘breaking point’

Overstretched district nursing services are functioning on nurses’ goodwill, says new report.

New videos for nurses on how to care for women and girls affected by FGM

Four short YouTube videos will help nurses care for women and girls who have been affected...

‘Green prescribing’ a good way to coax older people outdoors

Older people more likely to do outdoor activity if it’s recommended by a healthcare...

Radical plans to close NHS services

A&E and hospital closure proposals revealed

New workforce strategy for practice nurses

Work under way to meet the needs of general practice nursing

Funding to curb use of police cells as place of safety for mental health crises...

The first wave of funding for a £15 million programme to prevent police cells being used as...

Nurses' sickness absence rates almost four times higher than doctors

New sickness absence rates show nurses have one of the highest sickness absence rates across...

Heatwave warning for South and East of England

Community nurses should be prepared to help vulnerable patients in the heatwave predicted...

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