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Lib Dems and Greens pledge to reinstate nurse bursary

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have both said they would reinstate nursing bursaries if elected. 

5% pay rise for nurses if Labour elected

Labour has promised a 5% pay rise for public sector workers including nurses in its 2019 election manifesto, launched today.

LMC issues 'black alert' after CCG cuts funding

An LMC in the East of England has issued a ‘black alert’ for GP practices after the local CCG cut its general practice funding.

Conservatives reveal plans to increase fees for overseas nurses

The Conservatives will increase the fee paid by overseas staff including nurses to use the NHS and extend it to EU workers for the first time, if elected.

PCNs have been received 'incredibly well', says Hancock

Primary care networks have gone down ‘incredibly well’ and will help alleviate the workload crisis in general practice, the health secretary has claimed in an exclusive interview with Pulse.

Northern Ireland midwives to vote on industrial action

Midwives and maternity support workers in Northern Ireland will be balloted on taking industrial action over pay, it was announced today.

Your weekly news round-up: Pledges, pot and unprecedented walkouts

A bite-sized look at the most important stories of the week in primary care nursing.

Northern Ireland nurses set to strike in December

Nurses in Northern Ireland will go on strike over staffing and pay in December after nurses voted overwhelmingly to strike in a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ballot earlier this week.   Nurses in Northern Ireland will go on strike over staffing and pay in December after nurses voted overwhelmingly to strike in a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ballot earlier this week.  

Former health secretary Frank Dobson dies aged 79

Former Labour health secretary Frank Dobson has died aged 79 following several months of illness, his family has confirmed.

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