A paediatric nurse has said young cancer patients are missing out on vital sexual health information due to embarrassment among care professionals.
A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
New RCN film to celebrate safe nurse staffing law in WalesVideoSubscription
A film celebrating Welsh nurses’ historic campaign to make safe staffing legally binding has had its premiere in Cardiff.
Social care staff should be classified as skilled workers to avoid a staffing crisis after Brexit, a care providers group has warned.
A former nurse who is now a prize-winning novelist has said the nursing profession needs to change the way it’s perceived.
European migrants contribute much more to the UK health sector than they consume in services, according to a government-commissioned report.
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, students, ambulance workers and other members of Unison are being asked to record how their shift goes today for the union’s annual staff safety survey.
Nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across Wales have accepted a pay deal over the next three years.
A group of health visitors and school nurses have received cognitive behaviour therapy as part of an innovative leadership project designed to combat feelings of self-doubt.
Tougher sentences will be brought against people who assault nurses and other healthcare staff under a new law approved this week.
Royal College of Nursing leaders, who are already facing a no confidence motion later this month, were today met with fresh fury from members who said they were trying to “manipulate” the impending vote.
English Heritage is trying to identify nurses who worked at a country home that was used as a hospital during World War I after adding colour to a series of old black and white photographs.
Nursing vacancies in England now account for almost four in 10 unfilled posts across the NHS, new figures reveal.
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.
The current challenges facing the midwifery profession in England and Scotland have been laid bare by a new investigation by the Royal College of Midwives.
Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland are staging protests this week against staff shortages and patient overcrowding in their hospitals.
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned a rise in agency spending in Northern Ireland, after newly released figures showed one agency alone had tripled its income in three years.
Nurses voted in favour of the NHS pay deal after being given “inaccurate” information by the Royal College of Nursing, which was under pressure by the government to “sell” the offer to its members, according to early findings of an independent review.
Nursing and social care staff are being urged to post “ideas, questions and challenges” on a new digital platform that is being launched as part of a major new national engagement exercise.
Student nurses contribute to NHS workforce wellbeing review VideoSubscription
Nursing students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton have presented a pioneering suicide prevention project to a panel of experts who are reviewing the mental health of the NHS workforce.
An NHS trust has been told to take urgent action to reduce risks to children and families, amid reports of its health visiting service being in “meltdown”.
Embattled council representatives at the Royal College of Nursing are fighting back against an attempt to have them removed by appealing to the union’s members to stand by the group.
All frontline health service staff will be “expected” to have a influenza vaccination, as part of a comprehensive plan for winter, NHS leaders have announced today.
A nurse who started training in 1948 is among the inspirational people and teams receiving special recognition for their dedicated services to the NHS spanning seven decades.
More than half of nursing staff have considered leaving the profession due to money problems, according to a “shocking” new survey that has sparked calls for employers to introduce greater support for struggling workers.
A law requiring set nurse-to-patient ratios in intensive care units across a US state has not resulted in anticipated improvements in patient welfare, according to a new study.
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The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland has launched a public campaign to ask for more for nurses so that patients “receive safe, high quality care”.
London mayor backs campaign to tackle nursing shortages VideoSubscription
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has joined the fight against the city’s nursing vacancy crisis by personally urging nurses of the future to embark on a career in the capital.
Critical challenges facing the NHS will deepen unless significant investment into adult social care is made, the Royal College of Nursing has warned ahead of the government’s autumn budget.
A new app is being developed to make it easier for NHS staff to sign up for extra shifts in a bid to claw back the £480m a year being spent on plugging gaps with expensive agency workers.
A nurse who has dedicated her career to supporting patients with alcohol issues is to retire next month after nearly 40 years’ service to the NHS.
The Royal College of Nursing has admitted that its communications surrounding the pay deal “fell short of the standards members expect”.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.
The Royal College of Nursing has today written to eight Westminster party leaders calling on them to support a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Orchard Care Homes has gained accreditation under a national scheme to promote the employment of people with disabilities.
The number of nurses and midwives employed in Scotland is set to rise by less than 20 full-time posts this coming year, which is nowhere near enough to address widespread shortages, warn unions.
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Nearly half of England’s maternity units closed temporarily to new mothers at some point in 2017, which was more than the previous year, according figures published by the Labour Party.
Grieving midwives at a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent have been commended as “absolutely remarkable” for staying strong for families under their care, following the tragic death of a colleague.
Latest figures have revealed a further – though small – drop in the total number of nurses working for the NHS in England.
The director of nursing at a Welsh health board is set to meet with the family of a nurse who killed herself to discuss claims she was “bullied” at work.
The Royal College of Nursing has revealed that the extraordinary general meeting called over its communications around the NHS pay deal will take place in Birmingham next month.
Royal College of Nursing members in Wales are being urged to find out exactly what a proposed pay deal will mean for them in the wake of a major row over the pay rise agreed in England.
Janet Davies will step down from her role of chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing at the end of this month, it has been revealed.
There “may be something in the water” at a hospital in Arizona, according to 16 nurses who work in the intensive care unit there and who are all pregnant.
A charity leader has said more needs to be done to promote dementia care as a valuable career for nurses, as new figures reveal the number of people diagnosed with the condition has risen by 6% in three years.
NHS staff in North Kent who are also the parents of premature babies are being offered additional support via the first health service initiative of its kind in England.
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.