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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...

Marie Stopes abortions for under-18s and vulnerable women halted

Terminations for vulnerable groups suspended by Marie Stopes in light of Care Quality...

New film puts spotlight on dementia in BME community

A new film for nurses and other healthcare workers highlights rising cases of dementia in...

£5 million fund to improve support for mental health support for new and expectant...

A £5million fund for perinatal mental health services has been announced as the first step...

Childhood obesity strategy to be unveiled

Government's strategy to be published on Thursday

New TB guidance for nurses from the International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses has published new guidelines on tuberculosis (TB) for...

Practice nurses and other primary care workers ‘worrying’ stress levels, poll finds

Nearly nine in ten practice nurses, GPs and other primary care workers find their work life...

Spate of measles outbreaks at music festivals sparks MMR plea

Measles cases at summer festivals prompt Public Health England to issue vaccination reminder

Cyclospora outbreak sparks warning to health workers

Health workers are being given access to information and advice about the food and water bug...

HPV vaccine pilot launched in England

A vaccine against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is being offered to men who have sex with men...

Community nursing cuts hampering diabetes care as prescription bill hits £1 billion a...

Nursing leaders warned cuts to community nursing are damaging diabetes care as the drug bill...

Nurses urged to lobby NHS England over drug that can prevent HIV transmission

Nurses should lobby NHS England to fund a drug that can prevent HIV transmission, according...

Maternity clinic for survivors of rape and sexual assault opens

A maternity clinic for survivors of rape has opened its doors at the Royal London Hospital.

Pregnant women urged to postpone Florida travel over Zika fears

Part of US mainland added to list of countries where Zika infection risk is present

Patients monitoring diabetes at home 'cope better than those seen only by GP'...

Service where patients send blood glucose, blood pressure and weight measurements to nurses...

Dermatological nurses often only regular home visitor for patients, survey finds

A survey by the British Skin Foundation has shown that almost a quarter of dermatological...

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