John Ely

Nurse receiving gift
Nursing Standard

Weapons, toasters or fish: what gift will a patient give you today?

A token of gratitude is always welcome – but check whether it may compromise your role

Lincoln County Hospital
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Unions say NHS trust’s management is jeopardising patient safety

They claim senior team focus more on staff’s hair and sock colour than under-staffing

black nurse
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‘Mental health services need to do more to promote black nurses’

Nurses of African or Caribbean heritage should have more career support, review states

Fund Our Future campaign
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RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

Apprentices
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Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

Parliament
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At breaking point: nursing students tell MPs of their money struggles

Health minister Stephen Hammond promises to write to the RCN this week

Pro-EU rally
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Potential nurse shortfall of 51,000 in England after Brexit, report concludes

Cavendish Coalition says projected workforce gaps are ‘deeply disheartening’

Josie Irwin
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RCN lead pay negotiator the latest senior figure to leave college after NHS pay deal row

Josie Irwin to take up a national role at Unison after a quarter of a century at the RCN

Car Park Full
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Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

nurse looks downcast
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BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

traffic lights
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RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

Help line
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The public needs an NHS 111-style mental health phone line, say MPs

Mental health nurses would be among professionals handling calls, cross-party group says

man with plastered foot
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Concern over digital app that promises nurses’ services on demand

Entrepreneur claims nursing app offers nurses flexibility – but RCN fears for their rights

NHS surcharge
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Waive your short-sighted health surcharge for nurses, RCN tells government

Non-EEA nurses have to pay an NHS surcharge – and it's about to double

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Use of agency staff ‘demoralising’ for other nurses, says Hancock

Minister’s comments spark criticism over poor workforce planning that leads to shortages

Social care
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Regulator highlights urgent need for increased social care funding in England

Care Quality Commission’s report reveals picture of disjointed services and ‘care injustice’

Ed Freshwater
Nursing Standard

Late invite to summit shows lack of respect for mental health nursing, says RCN

College says it had to ask government for invite to Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit

bottles of sugary drinks
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NHS trusts promise to slash sales of sugary drinks in their shops and canteens

Employers pledge to support NHS staff who want to cut out high-calorie beverages

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