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UK nurse numbers fall for first time in recent history

More nurses and midwives are leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register than are...

Community prescriptions for antidepressants double in a decade, report shows

NHS Digital figures show that antidepressant items dispensed in the community rose from 31...

MP vote on policy amendment to lift nurse pay cap

MPs debated Labour Party amendment to the Queen's Speech to lift the public sector pay cap.

Nurses must have a say in GP plans to issue ‘black alerts’

Plans by GP practices to divert patients away from overwhelmed surgeries must involve nurses...

Planned social care savings 'will hit older and disabled people'...

Survey of council directors of social services across England found there are plans to save...

Breaching patient confidentiality may be necessary to prevent suicide, experts argue

Psychiatrists say families should be seen as potential partners in suicide prevention.

Talking therapy targets missed in England

Nearly six in ten clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are failing to ensure targets are met...

Nurses take protest over pay to Department of Health

Nurses across England and Scotland intensified their demands for a pay rise as the RCN's...

Patients Association appoints new chief executive

The Patients Association’s appointment of Rachel Power as chief executive marks the start of...

QNI and RCN ‘shocked’ as £1m slashed from Ulster University’s nursing school

Cutting £1 million from a Northern Ireland university’s specialist nurse training budget is...

Tackling inequality key aim of new Mary Seacole Trust

A new charitable trust aims to promote the history and values of Victorian nurse Mary...

Hospital fire safety under spotlight after Grenfell

The NHS has confirmed it is reviewing fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell...

Clinical matron slashes number of avoidable pressure ulcers at trust

Elizabeth Green says: ‘Improving quality of care for older patients is my passion.’

Nurses across UK to start ‘summer of protest’ rallies next week

The first wave of RCN ‘summer of protest’ rallies will begin next week, with nurses makking...

New mothers need better GP support for mental health issues, says charity

A charity has raised fears over the 'devastating impact' of GPs not having enough time to...

NSPCC reports 200% increase in helpline calls about emotional abuse

The NSPCC has called on the government to commission a UK study into child abuse and neglect.

Give nurses breaks during heatwave, employers urged

Nurses are at risk of dehydration during hot weather, warns Royal College of Nursing.

Nurses in Suffolk to trial Buurtzorg community care model

Community nurses are invited to join a team which is trialling a Dutch-inspired model of...

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