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Commons pay cap debate

MPs back call for end to the public sector pay cap for NHS

New mother and baby units announced to support women with serious mental health...

Four new mother and baby units will open in England to support women with the most serious...

Nurses urged to look out for symptoms of sepsis

Thousands of nurses, care home staff and pharmacists are to be urged to look out for...

Suicide rates fall in England and Wales, but rise in Scotland

Suicide figures have fallen over the last year, but more than 5,600 people still lost their...

NHS criticised for use of ‘20th century’ pagers

More than one in 10 of the world's pagers is being used in the NHS, according to estimates.

Scrap the cap: nurse pay set for another Parliament vote

The 1% pay cap is set to be lifted for police and prison officers, prompting speculation...

Fears over increase in shortage of nurses following Brexit vote

Britain's shortage of nurses and midwives could increase by 20,000 by 2020 if trends...

Single people cope less well with bowel cancer

Being single or living in a deprived area makes it twice as hard to cope with bowel cancer,...

Children with asthma benefit from living near parks, nurse-led research finds

City-dwelling children with serious asthma may have fewer symptoms if they live close to...

Government drops plans to sell off NHS staffing agency

Plans to sell off a major NHS staffing agency have been abandoned by the government.

RCN updates school nurse toolkit

A revised toolkit for school nurses has been published by the RCN.

Calls for protection of the nurse title

Unregistered support staff working under specialist nurse job titles, study reveals

Patients with cancer face inadequate care due to NHS pressures, Macmillan survey shows

A Macmillan and nfpSynergy survey showed that 52% of nurses and GPs have concerns about...

Girls in Scotland to get free sanitary products to tackle 'period poverty' ...

Schoolgirls in Scotland will have access to free sanitary products in a bid to tackle '...

Thousands of nurses gather for pay rally

RCN rally calls for end to 1% pay cap

More perinatal mental health training urged for midwives and health visitors

Survey shows 72% of midwives and health visitors believe training about pre and postnatal...

Mothers and babies to wear head-cams as part of mental health study

Interactions between mothers and their babies will be filmed using head cameras in a bid to...

Scrap the Cap

2,000 nurses expected at Parliament Square rally calling for pay cap to be removed

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