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Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

‘Nearly one in three of the most deprived boys could be obese by 2030’

Report warns England could fall further behind comparable countries on child health outcomes

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

Fall in school nurse and health visitor numbers is a betrayal of children, says Labour

Government is turning a blind eye to role of early intervention, claims health shadow

Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

Social media app provides ‘invaluable’ support for patients with breast cancer

A clinical nurse specialist set up and moderates the WhatsApp networking group

‘Better financial support could encourage more people into nursing career’

Health Education England’s RePAIR report recommends targeted funds for prospective students

The public needs an NHS 111-style mental health phone line, say MPs

Mental health nurses would be among professionals handling calls, cross-party group says 

Concern over digital app that promises nurses’ services on demand

Entrepreneur claims nursing app offers nurses flexibility – but RCN fears for their rights

Voting opens in RCN president and deputy president elections

College members can watch the candidate hustings online

Waive your short-sighted health surcharge for nurses, RCN tells government

Non-EEA nurses have to pay an NHS surcharge – and it's about to double

Use of agency staff ‘demoralising’ for other nurses, says Hancock

Minister’s comments spark criticism over poor workforce planning that leads to shortages

Regulator highlights urgent need for increased social care funding in England

Care Quality Commission’s report reveals picture of disjointed services and ‘care injustice’

‘You’re guaranteed a job here’: the pledge NHS trusts will make to new nursing graduates

Nursing students at Greater Manchester’s universities to be promised employment in the region

Parity of esteem for mental health services could be ‘further away than ministers think’

Number of young people in need of mental healthcare may be underestimated

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