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Wales is one step closer to becoming the first UK nation to enshrine safe nursing staff levels in law.
Pressure is increasing on hospital A&E departments in England because of care failures in Wales, the health secretary has said, in a thinly veiled attack on Labour-controlled authorities across the border.
Healthcare assistants already working in hospitals will be able to skip the traditional degree route and train on the job to become a nurse under a new initiative, it has been announced.
The doctor who blew the whistle on care failings in the Baby P scandal has demanded an independent investigation into claims of bullying, intimidation and dismissal of whistleblowers at a prestigious cancer specialist trust.
Nurses from the continent are heading to hospitals in Worthing and Chichester after an overseas recruitment drive.
I am not sure there has ever been a golden era of nursing. Certainly, I would be the first to criticise my own training with its flaws and inadequacies, but it did teach me fundamental skills, which I have always thought were pivotal to being a nurse.