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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...

NHS workforce 'scarcely mentioned' in Queen's Speech, says RCN...

College disappointed with government's legislative programme.

Guidance for nurses on how to record public health impact

A new toolkit has been created by Public Health England and the Royal Society for Public...

RCN wants patients’ pets allowed in hospitals

The RCN is encouraging more hospitals to explore animal therapy and will launch a nationwide...

Health warnings issued as UK heatwave continues

NHS England issues amber health heatwave alert as temperatures in the UK soar above those in...

Urgent call for people from the African-Caribbean community to join blood donor list

Urgent need for people from the African-Caribbean community to donate blood due to growing...

School nurses 'pivotal' to child mental health...

Reaching children with mental health issues can be difficult, but school nurses have a...

UK nurse receives high honour

A leading UK nurse has received the Great Cross of Spanish Nursing for his efforts to...

Former whistleblower urges nurses to share their stories of raising care concerns

Staff should put their case forward to be reviewed.

44 STPs not ready to roll out, report claims

Academics at London South Bank University have published a critical report about...

Nurses' achievements recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours...

Queen's Nursing Institute chief executive Crystal Oldman among nurses recognised in the...

Smoking rate in UK second-lowest in Europe after 25% fall among young adults

Smoking rates across the UK continue to fall, with a sharp decline since 2010 among younger...

Newly qualified nurses could prescribe early in their careers, say NMC proposals

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a consultation on prescribing and standards...

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