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Thousands with secondary cancer still have no access to a specialist nurse, says charity

Breast Cancer Care says gaps remain despite government pledges

RCN voting

Voting opens in RCN president and deputy president elections

College members can watch the candidate hustings online

insulin

Investment in specialist diabetes nurses ‘would save the NHS millions of pounds’

Boosting specialist inpatient care would lift pressures on non-specialist staff – Diabetes UK

Young male patient consults nurse

Guide to point of care tests aims to reduce anxiety of people with learning disabilities

POCT may help reduce psychological stress of having blood tests

nursing staff training

Trainee nursing associates don’t have to be supernumerary, says NMC

RCN had wanted trainee nursing associates to additional to the workforce

Distance learning

NMC consults on removing ‘unnecessary barriers’ for nurses returning to practice

Nursing and midwifery regulator plans more flexible ways to re-join register

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

Anti abortion demo

Charity calls for protest-free zones around abortion clinics

Marie Stopes UK disappointed with government review that says ‘buffer zones’ are not needed

Immunisation

RCN guidance will help general practice nurses reduce the risk of errors at...

RCN set to publish guidance for general practice nurses on running immunisation clinics

e-cigarettes

Vaping in mental health units: nurse backs call for trusts to lift their bans

Medically licensed e-cigarettes ‘could be a stop-smoking tool for service users’

Pensions

NHS Pensions blames delay in payments to new pensioners on computer software

Senior nurse said she hadn’t received her pension lump sum almost six weeks after it was due

Cavell Nurses’ Trust seeks volunteers to hike Mount Snowdon

The 13km hike will raise money for nurses experiencing personal or financial hardship

Drive begins to recruit more BME specialist organ donation nurses

NHS Blood and Transplant wants new recruits to encourage more BME people to donate organs

Major trauma centres improve patient survival rate by one fifth

Trauma Audit and Research Network report says 1,600 lives have been saved since 2012

RCN announces date of Extraordinary General Meeting about NHS pay deal communication

Event to take place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September

Nurses in Wales to vote on 6.5% pay rise

RCN in Wales to consult members on annual pay increases and faster pay progression

RCN issues adult safeguarding training for all healthcare staff

Guidance outlines training programme to ensure vulnerable patients are protected from...

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