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Jeremy Hunt announces nurse apprentice role

Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will announce plans for the new degree-level nurse apprenticeships, starting next September, in a speech at the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham today.

Blog: Receiving my award

Having been thrilled to be awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours, I have waited until the summer for my investiture date to come around

The ‘all in the mind’ myth of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Health professionals should be made aware that ME/CFS is not a psychological illness and in order to improve patient care, nurses need to better understand this illness and its impact on patients

RCN celebrates international nurses day by thanking the profession

Patients and nurses’ families passed on their thanks for the excellent service to mark Nurses Day

Seven day week GP appointments still on the cards, says Hunt

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said seven day a week GP appointments are still on the cards

Junior doctors’ strike a “very bleak day for the NHS”, says Hunt

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said today’s junior doctors’ strike represented a “very, very bleak day for the NHS” while the doctors leader said they had no choice but to stage an all-out strike

Learning disabilities: dispelling the myths

Nurses who are not learning disability trained are expected to instinctively identify the needs of these patients, despite being given limited information and education in relation to this. As a result, nurses are often unknowingly misguided and given inaccurate information

Blog: Holidaying with a skin condition

For dermatology patients who may have complex needs and other health related problems more planning before a holiday is needed

Yoga and meditation recommended to reduce blood pressure

Healthcare professionals should consider stress reduction and mindfulness therapies for patients with high blood pressure, researchers say. Based on the latest clinical and scientific evidence, an international panel of experts from 18 countries have made a series of recommendations on effective lifestyle changes that can help manage and prevent high blood pressure. Making time for…
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Social care nurses from overseas ‘exploited and harassed’ while working in UK

Social care nurses and colleagues recruited from overseas have been subjected to a ‘significant rise’ in exploitation and abuse, the union Unison has warned. Recent examples have included nurses being handed bills for thousands of pounds if they try to change their jobs, or being left unpaid for their time at work by employers who…
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