Cash-strapped nurses facing a 60 per cent hike in professional fees they must pay in order to work

Cash-strapped nurses facing 60% hike in registration fees they must pay in order to work The nursing regulator wants to increase professional fees from £76 to £120Unions argue the increase is unfair while NHS workers are suffering pay freezesGovernment pledges £20m grant to help but some fee hike still expected | UPDATED: 11:56 GMT, 15 October 2012 The Nursing and Midwifery Council, which regulates the UK's 670,000 nurses and midwives, has proposed increasing the annual registration fee from £76 to £120 Nurses are facing a 60 per cent hike in the professional fees they must pay in order to work.

Calming angry patients and mopping up sick: Ad shows what nursing is REALLY like

Calming angry patients and mopping up sick: New advert shows what nursing is REALLY like. ‘We are showing reality of nursing’ says Union chiefAdvert highlights difficult circumstances nurses must often work in. Follows negative publicity about patient neglect

Lie-ins at the weekend are BAD for you and make you feel sleepier during the week

Lie-ins at the weekend are BAD for you and make you feel sleepier during the weekSleeping in on the weekends does not help catch up on sleep lost during the week, but rather makes you even dozier come Monday morning | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 11 September 2012 Enjoying a lie-in at the weekend makes you sleepier during the week, according to research published today.

Are these Britain’s worst wedding pictures? Newlyweds devastated as photographer failed to get couple in frame and took blurry shots

Are these Britain”s worst wedding pictures Newlyweds devastated as photographers fail to get couple in frame and took blurry shots. Shots were out of focus, blurry, showed the back of guests” heads and not a single pictures of the groom”s parents was taken

Five year old gets haircut for first time: Rean Carter, sick of being mistaken for a girl, demands the chop

Can I have a haircut now please, Mummy Boy, 5, demands to have his 18in-long locks trimmed for FIRST time after getting sick of being mistaken for a girlRean Carter forced to tie hair back in school for “health and safety reasons”He will finally get into the barber”s chair during his Easter holidaysHis brother Regan, 2, has also never had a haircut

Widow dies on operating table when surgeon tries to remove liver instead of her kidney

Widow dies on operating table when surgeon tries to remove liver instead of her kidneyAmy Francis underwent surgery for kidney cancer Trainee loses confidence during operationLiver ruptures causing death Hospital admits to error Amy Francis underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney but died after surgeons removed the wrong organ (stock picture) A widow died on an operating table after a surgeon tried to remove the wrong organ, an inquest heard today. Amy Francis, 77, underwent keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous right kidney last July. But during the operation at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, her liver ruptured as it was mistakenly pulled out and, despite desperate efforts to save her, she died of internal bleeding.

Looking after your teeth "could reduce risk of pneumonia"

Looking after your teeth “could reduce risk of pneumonia” Keep gums healthy: The study is the latest to link poor oral health with respiratory disease Cleaning your teeth properly may not just prevent gum disease – it could potentially reduce the risk of pneumonia as well.