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Scrap the Cap

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

Record number of nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland, RCN warns

New workforce data reveal the ‘highest ever’ number of nursing and midwifery vacancies,...

Pay cap to be lifted in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon confirms

The Scottish First Minister has committed to lifting the 1% public sector pay cap in...

New chief executive begins role at Royal College of Midwives

​New chief executive Gill Walton has started work at the Royal College of Midwives.

RCN calls on nurses to become ‘delirium champions’ in bid to improve care

The RCN has launched a project to help NHS staff spot the signs of delirium among patients.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe dresses up as Florence Nightingale for cancer charity

She joins other celebrities who have dressed up as their rebel heroes.

Pay cap: could it be lifted?

Speculation mounts over Prime Minister scrapping the 1% cap

UN report criticises UK welfare policies’ impact on patients with disabilities

RCN vows to continue promoting ‘vital work’ of learning disability nurses.

NHS Providers: Health service needs emergency cash to avoid winter crisis

The NHS is facing its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an immediate...

Stop paying nurses a pittance, says nurse classmate of Theresa May

A nurse who was at school with prime minster Theresa May has warned the government must stop...

Two weeks to respond to NMC's future nurse plans...

Time is ticking for nurses and nursing students to have their say on plans for an overhaul...

NHS launches £100 million drive to recruit overseas GPs

The NHS will pay agencies up to £100 million to recruit GPs from overseas in a bid to...

Social care system not fit for purpose, MPs poll finds

Nine in ten members of Parliament do not believe the social care system is fit for purpose,...

Respiratory nurses not spending enough time with patients – and half planning to retire...

One in four NHS respiratory nursing teams say they are unable to spend enough time with...

New guidance to help acid attack victims

New first aid guidance to ensure people get the right help fast

Nurses on hand with mental health support at Notting Hill Carnival

Nurses and other health professionals delivered mental health information and advice to...

Support for allied health professionals after a career break

Allied health professionals to get support back to practice following career breaks.

ICN chief executive steps down

The International Council of Nurses chief executive Frances Hughes has left the organisation...

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