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Hundreds of nurses and midwives aged over 70, NMC reveals

More than 500 nurses and midwives aged over 70 are practising in the UK, the regulator has...

Public agree government should scrap the cap, survey shows

Around eight in ten members of the public support calls to remove the pay cap and give NHS...

Barriers to compassionate care

Report: nurses face major barriers in delivering dedicated and compassionate care

Draft proficiency standards for nursing associates to be published

The standards of proficiency that nursing associates may be expected to meet before they can...

Alternate English language tests to IELTS may soon be accepted by NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has moved a step closer to accepting alternative methods...

Measles has been eliminated in the UK, say global health leaders

The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK, according to the World Health...

English language test score will not be lowered, insists NMC

English language standards for European nurses joining the register will not be lowered, the...

NHS leader warns health service faces ‘year-round crisis’

The NHS faces a year-round crisis as hospitals deal with ‘unsustainable and unsafe’ bed...

Mobile phone app allows children to manage their asthma

A ‘health passport’ mobile phone application has been developed to support children and...

Epilepsy charities call for women taking anti-seizure drug to be told of pregnancy risks

Health experts and epilepsy charities have repeated calls to Jeremy Hunt to ensure all women...

Exclusive: Absence figures reveal extent of depression among nurses

Tens of thousands of NHS nurses have taken time off work due to anxiety, stress or...

Diversity exhibition set to open at the RCN

An exhibition celebriting diversity in nursing is set to open at the RCN next month.

One in four 14-year-old girls are depressed, research finds

Almost one in four girls and one in ten boys aged 14 are depressed, researchers have found.

New voluntary standards for practice nurses

New standards from QNI and QNI Scotland

NSPCC: 1.2m abused children let down by inadequate mental health services

About 1.2 million children who have been abused or neglected are being let down by mental...

Scheme that sees GP receptionists direct patients to services trialled

An initiative to train GP receptionists in directing patients to different services if they...

Concerns over future of district nursing workforce

Falling numbers of students on district nursing courses triggers workforce warning.

Nurse numbers fall, as EU nationals head for the exit

Nurse and health visitor numbers in England fell by 1,071 in a 12-month period, latest data...

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