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‘Nurses can help prevent hundreds of premature diabetes-related deaths each week’

Diabetes UK says nurses are key to helping people manage the condition and complications

The Budget: mental health services to get an extra £2 billion

Government goal for mental health will hinge on nurse recruitment and retention, cautions RCN

Unions want NHS trusts to jettison any plans to set up private subsidiaries

Wholly-owned NHS subsidiary companies harm staff's pay and conditions, unions claim

‘BAME staff will be properly represented at the top of the NHS by 2028’

Health minister says senior managers in the NHS must reflect the diversity of the workforce

RCN demands urgent action from government to reduce air pollution

New report reveals many NHS health centres are in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution

RCN lead pay negotiator the latest senior figure to leave college after NHS pay deal row

Josie Irwin to take up a national role at Unison after a quarter of a century at the RCN

Sepsis data tool could improve care and patient outcomes, says nurse expert

The SOS Insights Dashboard builds a picture of cases at local, regional and national level

Trusts need to spend £1 billion on urgent ‘high risk’ repairs

Figures reveal record-high buildings and equipment maintenance backlog in England

Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Care for dying patients: ‘now it is everybody’s business’

How end of life care has changed four years on from the removal of the Liverpool Care Pathway

Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

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

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