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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.

New generation of Nightingale Nurses to be recognised for excellence

A new generation of Nightingale Nurses will be created at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...

‘Make nurses agents for change’ says NHS England medical director

Nurses should become ‘agents for change’ in the NHS, according to the outgoing medical...

MPs launch inquiry into nursing shortage

The Commons health committee has launched an inquiry into pressures facing the nursing...

Nurses who helped after terror attacks recognised at Kate Granger awards

Staff from 25 trusts that responded to the terror attacks in Manchester and London and the...

Commons pay cap debate

MPs back call for end to the public sector pay cap for NHS

New mother and baby units announced to support women with serious mental health...

Four new mother and baby units will open in England to support women with the most serious...

Nurses urged to look out for symptoms of sepsis

Thousands of nurses, care home staff and pharmacists are to be urged to look out for...

Suicide rates fall in England and Wales, but rise in Scotland

Suicide figures have fallen over the last year, but more than 5,600 people still lost their...

NHS criticised for use of ‘20th century’ pagers

More than one in 10 of the world's pagers is being used in the NHS, according to estimates.

Scrap the cap: nurse pay set for another Parliament vote

The 1% pay cap is set to be lifted for police and prison officers, prompting speculation...

Fears over increase in shortage of nurses following Brexit vote

Britain's shortage of nurses and midwives could increase by 20,000 by 2020 if trends...

Single people cope less well with bowel cancer

Being single or living in a deprived area makes it twice as hard to cope with bowel cancer,...

Children with asthma benefit from living near parks, nurse-led research finds

City-dwelling children with serious asthma may have fewer symptoms if they live close to...

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