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Government drops plans to sell off NHS staffing agency

Plans to sell off a major NHS staffing agency have been abandoned by the government.

RCN updates school nurse toolkit

A revised toolkit for school nurses has been published by the RCN.

Calls for protection of the nurse title

Unregistered support staff working under specialist nurse job titles, study reveals

Patients with cancer face inadequate care due to NHS pressures, Macmillan survey shows

A Macmillan and nfpSynergy survey showed that 52% of nurses and GPs have concerns about...

Girls in Scotland to get free sanitary products to tackle 'period poverty' ...

Schoolgirls in Scotland will have access to free sanitary products in a bid to tackle '...

Thousands of nurses gather for pay rally

RCN rally calls for end to 1% pay cap

More perinatal mental health training urged for midwives and health visitors

Survey shows 72% of midwives and health visitors believe training about pre and postnatal...

Mothers and babies to wear head-cams as part of mental health study

Interactions between mothers and their babies will be filmed using head cameras in a bid to...

Scrap the Cap

2,000 nurses expected at Parliament Square rally calling for pay cap to be removed

Record number of nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland, RCN warns

New workforce data reveal the ‘highest ever’ number of nursing and midwifery vacancies,...

Pay cap to be lifted in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon confirms

The Scottish First Minister has committed to lifting the 1% public sector pay cap in...

New chief executive begins role at Royal College of Midwives

​New chief executive Gill Walton has started work at the Royal College of Midwives.

RCN calls on nurses to become ‘delirium champions’ in bid to improve care

The RCN has launched a project to help NHS staff spot the signs of delirium among patients.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe dresses up as Florence Nightingale for cancer charity

She joins other celebrities who have dressed up as their rebel heroes.

Pay cap: could it be lifted?

Speculation mounts over Prime Minister scrapping the 1% cap

UN report criticises UK welfare policies’ impact on patients with disabilities

RCN vows to continue promoting ‘vital work’ of learning disability nurses.

NHS Providers: Health service needs emergency cash to avoid winter crisis

The NHS is facing its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an immediate...

Stop paying nurses a pittance, says nurse classmate of Theresa May

A nurse who was at school with prime minster Theresa May has warned the government must stop...

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