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Regional Pay For Nurses Means Poor Patient Care

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

Introducing regional pay and conditions in the NHS would lead to lower standards of patient care, according to The Royal College of Nursing. Scrapp...

Nurses 'Not Too Posh To Wash'

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Nurses are being forced to clean toilets and mop hospital floors on top of their patient care duties, a new survey has found. More than half of NHS...

NHS At 'Breaking Point' Warn Nurses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

The NHS is at breaking point, the Royal College of Nursing has warned on Monday. With nursing positions at risk of being axed, the union said the ...

NHS Cuts: 60,000 'Frontline' Jobs At Risk Claims Study

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

More than 60,000 frontline jobs in the NHS, including those of nurses, are at risk of being axed because of spending cuts, with almost half already go...

Elderly People Let Down By Lack Of Nurses, Warns Union

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There are too few nurses on wards to provide basic, safe care to older people, a union warned today. TheRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) said the eld...

The £600m Cost Of NHS Redundancies

PA | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

More than £600 million could be spent on NHS redundancies in one year as a result of the government's controversial reforms, figures show. Estimat...

NHS Reforms: A Catalogue of Disasters Is Gaining Momentum

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Last week, we learned that not only are vast swathes of the general public feeling nervous about the Conservative's Healthcare Reform Bill, but so are healthcare professionals. Several healthcare unions have started to sharpen their scalpels.

Lone Nurses Need Protection As 60% Say They Have Been Verbally Abused

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

More than six out of 10 nurses have been verbally abused over the last two years while working in the community, according to Royal College of Nursing...