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Millions spent hiring NI nurses from Scottish agency

Image copyright Getty Images Northern Ireland’s five health trusts spent almost £12m hiring staff through a Scottish nursing agency in the past financial year. The £11,562,158 total cost for 2017/18 represents a threefold increase in…

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Wrest Park WW1 photos colourised to trace nurses

Image copyright London Metropolitan Archives/Royal Sun Alliance Image caption A nurse and a staff sister on the terrace at Wrest Park in Silsoe A rare collection of photos of “forgotten” World War One nurses have…


Nurses’ pay: Union chief apologises over mix-up

Image copyright Getty Images The head of the Royal College of Nursing has apologised after nurses in England complained of being “misled” over a new pay deal. The union had said they would receive a…



Gosport hospital deaths: Nurses were ‘making patients comfortable’

Image caption More than 450 patients died after being given painkilling drugs at Gosport War Memorial Hospital A nurse who worked at a hospital where more than 450 patients died after being prescribed dangerous doses…


The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

An estimated third of those arrested by police in England are experiencing mental health problems. Most police forces now have mental health nurses working with them to help those arriving in crisis, in the hope…


Immigration rules to be relaxed for non-EU doctors and nurses

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSajid Javid discussing the net migration target earlier this month The government is to relax immigration rules to allow more non-EU skilled workers into the UK. On…



‘Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spice is a laboratory-created cannabis substitute An epidemic of a laboratory-created cannabis substitute in UK prisons is putting nurses called in to treat inmates at risk, union leaders say….


Nurses syndicate from Cleland Hospital scoops £1m in lottery

Image copyright PA Image caption The nurses all work at Cleland Hospital in Lanarkshire A syndicate of 15 hospital nurses from Lanarkshire are celebrating after scooping £1m in the National Lottery. The group, from Cleland…


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