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Grenfell tragedy 'triggered unprecedented mental health response'...

The Grenfell Tower tragedy triggered a mental health crisis of an 'unprecedented' scale, a...

NMC to decide whether to release draft standards for nursing associates

The draft version would be sent to sites that are piloting the role.

Miniature donkeys visit community hospital

Miniature donkeys put a smile on the faces of patients and staff alike as they paid a visit...

Children with common ear infections should not get antibiotics, NICE says

Children with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, the National Institute...

International Council of Nurses appoints interim chief executive

Senior nurse who developed a national aptitude test for overseas nurses applying to work in...

Failing to scrap pay cap could hamper recruitment and morale, says IFS

Failing to remove the cap on health sector pay increases would increase problems with ‘...

Give new students mindfulness classes to help them settle, report urges

College students should be assigned mentors, offered relaxation and mindfulness classes, and...

Trusts hope to grow their own nurses

New pathway to help healthcare assistants train to become registered nurses

Time for 'nurse' to be protected title?

Study revealed some trusts call unqualified support staff 'nurses'.

Lib Dems: give nurses and other NHS staff 'a proper pay rise'...

Norman Lamb calls for wage hike at Lib Dem party conference.

RCN backs charity’s call to fight lung disease

The RCN has backed a charity’s call to form taskforces to combat a life-limiting lung disease

Fresh look for Scotland's Flying Start scheme for newly qualified nurses...

A national development programme aimed at newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health...

Nurse-led social media drive boosts communication with young people

The power of social media has been recognised during a week of presentations at a London...

Education committee to assess 'value for money' in higher education ...

The qualitiy of university teaching and graduate outcomes are to be examined as part of an...

Exclusive: Nearly 1,400 overseas nurses fail English language tests

Almost 1,400 overseas nurses who applied to work in the UK in the past two years have failed...

RCN backs NMC proposals to challenge nurse stereotypes

RCN draws on members' feedback to inform NMC consultation on education standards.

Give NHS staff 3.9% pay rise

In a break with tradition, unions have submitted a pay claim directly to the government

Nurse First: graduates to begin new fast-track programme this month

High-achieving graduates will begin path to nursing leadership.

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