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Nurses central to success of integrated care, says health charity CEO

The head of The King’s Fund says of all the frontline health professionals needed to...

Care watchdog warns over financial pressures on adult services

The quality and safety of care services for older and disabled people in England risks being...

Community Nursing Award now open for entries in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Community nurses invited to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 – the UK nursing profession’s...

GP receptionists should ‘deal more sensitively’ with patients

Telephone staff could put people off seeing their GP by asking about their symptoms,...

Nurses needed to volunteer at homeless centres this Christmas

With homelessness rapidly increasing, nurses and other healthcare workers are being called...

Suicide three times higher among community treated patients, study finds

Suicides among patients treated in crisis resolution and home treatment services are three...

RCN publishes lone working guidance as almost half of community staff face abuse

The RCN's guidance gives tips for nurses on staying safe when working alone.

Exhibition charting public health nursing through the centuries opens at the RCN

A new exhibition charting public health nursing through the decades has opened at the RCN in...

Nine specialist nurses caring for 26,000 patients with epilepsy in Wales, charity warns

Epilepsy Action Cymru said the number of epilepsy specialist nurses in Wales is inadequate,...

130 years of the Queen’s Nursing Institute celebrated in new calendar

Previously unseen images of nursing through the decades feature in the calendar

Carers take loved ones to emergency department because of lack of district nurses

1 in 5 carers have taken their loved one to the emergency department (ED) due to failures in...

Stop 'disinvestment' in nursing to improve end of life care

An RCN seminar on end of life issues heard how action was needed to end ‘disinvestment’ in...

RCN sets out timetable for ANP accreditation project

The RCN is taking a phased approach to advanced nurse practitioner accreditation.

'Political maladministration' to blame for high level of unsafe hospital...

NHS staff must always ensure patients take priority over organisational pressures, a report...

70,000 people with learning disabilities not having a health check, figures show

More than 70,000 people with learning disabilities did not receive a health check, according...

New dementia strategy for nurses

Nurses caring for those with dementia are urged to fit the care they provide to the...

Radical changes needed to tackle public health, say academics

Nurses and healthcare professionals must collaborate with those outside of their traditional...

Union invites public to thank nurses for the job they do

Unison aims to highlight work of nurses and other public servants ahead of government...

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