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UK falls behind rest of the world in nurse numbers, think tank reports

A drop in the number of nurses compared to population size has seen the UK lag behind other...

England falling behind on child health services, report says

Child health services in England are falling behind those of the rest of the UK, says a...

Older people going hungry in their own homes, report says

More than a million older people could be going hungry in their own homes, says a report...

More nursing vacancies than ever before, report uncovers

The nursing recruitment crisis is deepening with more vacancies than ever, particularly in...

Longer GP hours ‘unlikely to ease burden on emergency departments’

Researchers suggest government should focus on improving access to GP appointments during...

Nursing Standard and Marie Curie want to hear from YOU in major survey

Nursing Standard has joined forces with UK charity Marie Curie for a major survey to find...

'Nurse ambassadors' being recruited to boost profession's image...

Chief nurse in bid to improve reputation of nursing and midwifery as desirable careers.

Competition brings Mary Seacole legacy to primary pupils

Children at south London schools will create a piece of work for Mary Seacole Trust...

Half of heart attack survivors fail to get vital rehab, charity says

Half of heart attack survivors are missing out on a potentially life-saving rehabilitation...

RCN surveys nurses’ views on organ donation consent

The RCN has launched a survey asking nurses for their views on consent for organ and tissue...

Protests at abortion clinic face ban by London council

A London council is considering banning protesters from gathering outside an abortion clinic...

Holistic community nursing model may be adopted following trial success

Improved autonomy of 'Buurtzorg' care model impresses staff at leading trust

Surge in A&E visits more due to complex conditions than shortcomings in GP care,...

Emergency department presentations more to do with multiple conditions than shortcomings in...

Health unions' letter urges Jeremy Hunt to 'stop and listen to the people...

The RCN and other health unions have written a letter to the government demanding it...

Patient satisfaction and nurse staffing levels

Increasing nurse numbers could boost patient satisfaction with quality of care

Winter pressures: Underfunding means staff under ‘intolerable pressure’, NHS Providers...

NHS Providers’ chief executive Chris Hopson outlines ‘fragility’ of the wider health service...

Government to blame for hospitals' situations, winter pressure poll respondents...

Almost one in ten people have been affected by severe winter pressures in the NHS, new...

Housing crisis: Public land ‘flogged off to developers’ and unaffordable for nurses...

Four out of five homes built by private developers on former NHS land will cost more than...

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