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25.04.17: The Labour Party will increase pay for NHS staff and reinstate the nursing bursary if elected in June, the party announced in a speech today (26 April).
25.04.17: Terminally ill children should have access to around-the-clock homecare, according to a draft standard published by NICE.
26.04.17: Fitness-to-practise law expert Marie Dancer explains what a potential merger of healthcare regulators could mean for nurses.
27.04.17: The number of specialist palliative nurses in UK children's hospices is decreasing and diminishing the level of care given to terminally ill children at the end of their lives.
30.03.17: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognised as one of the most common respiratory diseases in the UK, with over 5 million people diagnosed.
21.03.17: In the UK, approximately 700,000 women per year give birth. Some 5% of these women have diabetes; of those 87.5% have gestational diabetes (GDM), 7.5% have type 1 diabetes and 5% have type 2.
31.03.17: NHS England has axed its plans to bring in a ban on health service nurses taking agency shifts in other parts of the NHS the day before the rule was to come into force.
20.03.17: Allergy is the most frequent chronic disease in children. Allergic conditions often begin in childhood and can persist for many years, often for life. However, they can also can develop at any age.

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