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End of life care delays are stopping inpatients from dying at home

Fast-track Continuing Healthcare framework is not fast enough.

Nurses’ hardship charity easily beats fundraising target

A charity that supports working and retired nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who...

Healthcare staff get new guidance on problems from illicit drug use

A guide to help nurses and other healthcare staff tackle a range of problems due to illicit...

Community nursing leaders recognised at QNI awards

Nursing ‘icon’ Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Public Health England deputy chief nurse Joanne...

Prescribing nurses need to be part of the conversation about potentially addictive drugs

Nurse prescribers have a role to play in speaking with patients about whether an opioid...

Gap in nurses' knowledge of sickle cell disease 'unacceptable'...

Sickle cell disease not covered properly at undergraduate level, say nurse leaders.

Nurse-led hepatitis C project sees rise in testing, treatment

Nurse-led programmes for drug users in England have led to an increase in testing and...

Fall in nursing applicants 'linked to end of NHS bursary'...

Poor workforce planning causing instability across the NHS, report states.

Mental health nurses should be able to sign fit notes, claims report

Thriving at Work report suggests GPs and hospital doctors are not always best equipped to...

Government should cover cost of pay rise rather than ‘overstretched’ NHS trusts, says...

Institute for Public Policy Research report says government would recoup almost half the...

Macmillan warns patients about false information and fake cancer cures online

Cancer charity Macmillan has created a digital nurse specialist role to help signpost...

'Staff planning in Scotland's NHS needs urgent improvement'...

Care quality is being jeopardised by low staffing levels, say public sector auditors.

NHS cyber attack

WannaCry ransomware attack 'could have been prevented'

Terror attacks have long-term effects for healthcare staff, say experts

Traumatic incidents can have profound psychological implications for all people involved and...

NHS in Essex may rent spare rooms in local homes to tackle delayed discharges

Patients recovering from operations could be sent from hospital to nearby homes where they...

Breastfeeding emoji is the brainchild of staff nurse

Hope emoji will tackle stigma of feeding in public

Short film focusing on crucial child health visitor role launched

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has launched a new short film highlighting the ‘...

Nurse educator named one of Britain’s most influential black people

Professor of nursing Laura Serrant has been placed on the 2018 Powerlist of people of...

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