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NHS in Essex may rent spare rooms in local homes to tackle delayed discharges

Patients recovering from operations could be sent from hospital to nearby homes where they...

Breastfeeding emoji is the brainchild of staff nurse

Hope emoji will tackle stigma of feeding in public

Short film focusing on crucial child health visitor role launched

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has launched a new short film highlighting the ‘...

Nurse educator named one of Britain’s most influential black people

Professor of nursing Laura Serrant has been placed on the 2018 Powerlist of people of...

Exclusive: ‘Foreign recruitment risks the destruction of health systems,’ warns ICN...

International Council of Nurses chief executive says developed countries should focus on...

Mary Seacole Awards

winners announced

NICE approves novel gene therapy for 'bubble baby syndrome'...

NICE issues draft guidance on therapy for children with very rare condition ADA-SCID.

Nurses need 5% pay increase to reach 2010 standard of living, study reveals

​​​​​Four in ten nurses are living in households where earnings are below what is considered...

Nurse raises £2,500 for charity bouncing through city streets on a space hopper

Fundraising nurse space hops for 10k through streets of Sheffield city in four hours to...

Nurses to spearhead drive on antibiotics resistance

Nurses are being asked to spearhead a campaign launched by Public Health England to tackle...

Mary Seacole statue up for top design award

Celebrated African-Caribbean Crimean war nurse Mary Seacole statue shortlisted for...

Florence Nightingale letter found during office tidy-up

A letter by Florence Nightingale expressing her vision for community nursing has been found...

Staff assaults

'Data decision leaves government blind to scale of problem'

Obesity reaching ‘dangerous levels’ in one in ten young children

Childhood obesity is on the rise, with almost one in ten children aged four and five hitting...

NMC overhauls English requirements for overseas nurses

In a move it describes as ‘common sense’, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced an...

Campaign for RCN to rejoin ICN wins backing of leading nurses

A campaign to persuade the RCN to rejoin a global federation of nurses has won the backing...

Consultation launch on nursing associate role a ‘vital step’ for NMC

Consultation launch on nursing associate role to bridge gap between HCAs and registered...

Mental Health Act review

Prime minister said review will focus on ‘injustice and discrimination’ in system

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