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The Archers domestic abuse storyline highlights need for family support, say health...

Two in five health visitors say support for families affected by domestic abuse in England...

Older people bearing brunt of social care cuts, report warns

Older people are bearing the brunt of cuts to social care, and an increasing numbers of care...

Half measures not enough to tackle diabetes, RCN warns

Half measures are not enough to tackle the rising number of people with diabetes, nurses...

Lack of nurse access to CPD is affecting older people’s care

Study says care home staff are being poorly prepared by nursing undergraduate courses.

Doctors’ predictions of when terminally ill patients will die vary widely

Research has shown a wide variation in doctors’ ability to predict accurately how long...

District nurse adds honorary doctorate to her accolades

University of Lincoln recognises Queen’s Nurse and OBE Candice Pellett for her outstanding...

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey’s NMC hearing begins

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces Nursing and Midwifery Council inquiry over her return to...

New end of life care approach for nurses

A national palliative care charity has developed a new approach to end of life care based on...

New partnership for the Royal College of Midwives

RCM teams up with Emma’s Diary to provide support for pregnant women and first-time parents.

‘School nurses could overlook abuse due to paperwork burden’

School nurses spend so much time on paperwork that abuse or neglect could be missed, says...

Charity warns that cuts to sexual health services could compromise contraception choices

As NICE issues a new quality standard for contraception advice, a leading nurse has warned...

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity publish new guidelines for nurses

Sands has updated its guidelines for nurses caring for people affected by pregnancy loss and...

QNI announces £5,000 funding opportunity for men's health projects

Community and primary care nurses can apply for funding of up to £5,000 for projects which...

Childline receives call about suicide every 30 minutes

Record numbers of children who feel desperate are contacting the confidential counselling...

NHS 111 to get online triage service

Health secretary announces new online services and apps that will be available to patients...

Patients need more help to self-manage diabetes, says CQC

Major diabetes review warns the NHS must do more to help patients self-manage their condition

‘Dangerous lack’ of MS specialist nurses, charity warns

Report says one in four MS patients lives in an area where specialist nurses have twice the...

Concerns over vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland

The percentage of vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Scotland has risen by 16% in three...

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