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Autism therapy ‘reduces core symptoms in children’

28 November 2016

Learning Disability Practice


An experimental autism therapy that supports parents’ interaction with their children has reduced core symptoms of the condition, according to researchers.

Staff to wear body cameras to curb rise in hospital violence

10 November 2016

Emergency Nurse


Security staff at a London hospital trust are being given body cameras after attacks on nurses and other frontline workers rose by almost one third in the past year.

Emergency departments are ‘buckling’, warns RCN

12 September 2016

Emergency Nurse


The RCN has warned that emergency departments (EDs) in England are ‘buckling’ under rising demand and a ‘drastic shortage’ of nurses

Health and lifespan of severely mentally ill must be boosted

09 November 2016

Mental Health Practice


Urgent action must be taken to improve the life expectancy of people with severe mental illness, according to a report by the RCN and other healthcare organisations.

Children with autism need better hospital care, says RCN

12 June 2017

Nursing Children and Young People


Nurses have called for improvements to the care of children with autism in hospitals and the community. About 1% of children in the UK have autism spectrum disorder...

RCN warns nine in ten largest NHS hospitals short of nurses

30 August 2017

Nursing Management


Nine in ten of England’s 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the level planned by their own management, the RCN says.

National poll reveals level of anger among healthcare staff

25 September 2014

Nursing Management


NEARLY TWO thirds of nurses would be prepared to take industrial action over pay, a major poll reveals.

Call for submissions on how to reduce workforce pressure

28 September 2017

Nursing Management


Nurses have until 12 October to voice their opinions about a Commons health committee inquiry into pressures on the nursing workforce.

Scheme aims to boost status of healthcare assistants

30 May 2014

Nursing Older People


THE VIEWS of patients could be sought on whether healthcare support workers are fit to work unsupervised as part of a care certificate being launched this summer.

Adult social care in England is close to ‘tipping point’

28 October 2016

Nursing Older People


Adult social care is approaching tipping point, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned.
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