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Hundreds of nurses and healthcare assistants at a world famous children’s hospital have been told they must each work an extra shift after they were accidentally paid for unworked hours.
A coroner has ruled that a senior nurse was struggling with work pressures when he took his own life.
A leading nurse academic is to lead an evaluation of the national nursing strategy for the NHS in England, which focuses on compassion and includes the “6Cs”.
A patients’ rights charity has said it has “no confidence” in the independent NHS ombudsman to investigate individuals’ complaints about the health service.
A new health data watchdog has been announced for patients’ medical information as part of plans to improve the use of technology across the NHS.
Around 90% of patient contact in the NHS happens in general practice. It is estimated that at least one in five nurses working in this setting are aged 55 or over, and expect to retire within five or 10 years.