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George Osborne

Chancellor confirms nurse education funding reformSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that nurse education will in future be funded via a system of loans, rather than bursaries.

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George Osborne

NHS to get £4bn budget rise but student nurse bursaries set to goSubscription

24 November, 2015 By ,

Tomorrow’s comprehensive spending review will give NHS England a real terms increase to its budget of nearly £4bn in 2016-17, but is expected to see further cuts to public health and an end to free nurse education.

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'By investing in staff education we can tackle dementia head on'

'By investing in staff education we can tackle dementia head on'Subscription

27 November, 2015

Dementia is a disease that can dramatically change a person’s identity and personality, and the deterioration can be devastating both to patients and their loved ones.

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Alison Kent

'Rheumatoid arthritis is not quite the life sentence it used to be'Subscription

26 November, 2015 By

Rheumatoid arthritis nurse Alison Kent talks about what inspires her in nursing 

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Pound coin

'Replacing bursaries with loans would not have put me off my nurse training'Subscription

26 November, 2015

We hear from a mature student nurse who believes that losing the student nurse bursary is not going to reduce nurse recruitment

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Stuff I wish I’d known when I started working

Stuff I wish I’d known when I started workingSubscription

26 November, 2015

’This book is a concise, uplifting and quick read.’

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Educated for top-quality care

Educated for top-quality care

19 November, 2015

Nottingham University Hospitals is committed to an education strategy for its nursing staff that sees them gain advanced skills and clinical expertise

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Macmillan alumni

Join the Macmillan Alumni Video

19 November, 2015

The Macmillan Alumni now counts a broad mix of former Macmillan professionals among its members, including nurses, doctors, managers and information professionals.

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