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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...

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

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