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Half of adults in England do not feel confident in spotting signs of a heart attack

There is a lack of confidence among the public in recognising the symptoms of a heart attack, with nearly half (45%) of adults saying they were not confident they could recognise the signs, a survey...

Survey seeks women’s views on reproductive health

Women in England are being encouraged to help shape reproductive health policy by sharing their experiences, as the government launches a landmark survey.

NHS managers must ‘act urgently’ to protect nurses and patients in buildings at risk of collapse

The RCN have responded to the reports from government that NHS hospitals in England should prepare to evacuate staff and patients in buildings at risk of collapse

NHS launches first-ever sexual safety charter to help protect staff

More support will be provided to NHS staff who have suffered harassment or inappropriate behaviour, thanks to a first of its kind sexual safety charter

NHS to make ‘vital changes’ to vaccines as shingles jab expanded and HPV vaccine reduced to one dose

The NHS have announced today that 900,000 people will become eligible for a shingles vaccine, this comes on the same day that the HPV vaccine moves to a single dose

Increased COVID-19 variant risk pushes vaccine programmes forward

Millions of eligible people are to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine from 11 September, in line with the latest expert guidance. The push comes amidst increased concerns of new covid variants.

Workforce plan risks ‘collapse’ without suitable investment, warns RCN

The ‘Implications of the NHS workforce plan’ report, published today by the IFS warns that unprecedented increases in growth and productivity will be required to deliver on the plan’s staffing...

New fund to tackle drug deaths across the UK

People at risk of drug deaths could be saved by overdose detecting artificial intelligence or antidote dispensing drones after the government awarded a share of £5 million to projects aimed at...

Career profile: Cathy McArevey

Cathy McArevey, Professional Nurse Advocate Lead and Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner,
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust

Men’s health: understanding the disparities, and solving them

Ian Peate looks at how primary care could be key to a much-needed men’s health strategy

Assessing the RCN Competency document on travel health – a response

A response from one of the authors of the new RCN Competency document on travel health to the review published in July’s Independent Nurse

Around 1 in 8 new students unprotected against meningitis

Approximately 13% of new students missed their free MenACWY vaccine in school and remain unprotected against 4 deadly types of meningitis, the UK Health Security Agency has said

425,000 NHS patients use online GP registration service in first year

More than 425,000 patients have used a new national online service to register with a GP in its first year.

A month to shine a light on issues in urology

September is Urology Awareness Month, an annual campaign dedicated to increasing public awareness, knowledge and understanding of urological cancers and conditions. Throughout the month, The Urology...

Caution urged as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the UK

Incidences of COVID-19 are rising, with a new variant having been discovered, The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has announced.

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