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UK child health at risk due to gap between rich and poor, according to new report

An alarming gap between rich and poor is leaving the health and well-being of the UK’s...

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to be regulator for new nursing associates.

£3 million boost for nursing students with children in Scotland

Nursing students with dependents in Scotland are to receive an uplift to their financial...

Children need to be taught how to wash hands, says NICE

Children and young people need to be taught to wash their hands properly in a bid to cut...

RCN launches tool to help nurses lobby MPs ahead of pay debate

The RCN has launched an online tool to help nurses lobby MPs ahead of parliamentary debate...

Nursing associate regulation could cost £4 million to set up, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out the benefits and risks of regulating nursing...

New guide for health professionals on helping patients use inhalers correctly

New standards have been published to guide nurses helping asthma patients after statistics...

Target university freshers to halt spread of meningitis, say researchers

A campaign aimed at first-year university students significantly boosted immunisation rates...

Pay cap could see nurse pay fall by thousands in real terms by 2020

Trades Union Congress analysis of public sector pay restraint reveals bleak picture for...

More staff are working without breaks, claims RCN

Some nurses working up to 12 hours without a break, food, or even a glass of water

Older people with HIV face discrimination and ‘fragmented care’

Better training is needed for health and social care staff to improve care for people aged...

Academic calls for wider access to suicide prevention training for nurses

A nurse academic with a family experience of suicide has called for all nurses to undergo...

Nurses urged to lobby MPs to attend NHS pay debate

A parliamentary debate on scrapping NHS pay caps will take place at the end of this month...

Nurse pay looks set for parliamentary debate

Petition tops 100k signatures after nurses lose 14% in real terms

Department of Health backs overhaul of the NMC’s fitness to practise process

Fundamental changes to the NMC’s legal framework could speed up fitness to practise cases.

Nottinghamshire trust shelves plans to axe 60 health visitors

The Unite union opposed plans to cut posts

Baby Box scheme aims to give every child the best start possible

First-time mothers are receiving boxes full of essential items for their babies, which can...

Nurses are ‘broken and distressed’ amid winter pressures, says RCN

Staff across the UK are reporting serious concerns about care quality during the worst...

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