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Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Sixteen prominent nurses and midwives have made it onto a powerlist of 100 clinical leaders drawn up by the Health Service Journal.
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week - without increasing the wage bill - have been branded an “attack on hard working nurses”.
Increasing the registration fee could damage efforts to retain highly skilled nursing staff to the NHS at a time when the service is facing a major staffing shortage, unions have warned.
Health unions, regulators and other nursing organisations have largely welcomed the publication of safe staffing advice for nursing care on adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.
The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has defended his decision not to invite a minister to speak at this year’s congress, after suggestions it may have been a “tactical blunder”.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has used a keynote speech to the union’s annual conference to steer members away from strike action over pay.
The amount of money the NHS spends on paying its senior managers has accelerated way ahead of that for nursing and midwifery staff, research by the Royal College of Nursing has found.
The Royal College of Nursing has written to MPs across the “political spectrum” asking them to support efforts to contest the government’s decision to hold back a basic pay rise for many nurses.
The Royal College of Nursing has this week removed indemnity cover for the majority of its members working in the NHS and private sector.
District nurses are “critically endangered” and face extinction by the end of 2025 if urgent investment is not made, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
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Qualified nurses are being turned away from jobs in the NHS because of poor numeracy skills it has been claimed.
The health service has nearly 4,000 fewer senior nurses than it did just four years ago, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing.