John Ely

Nicola Sturgeon
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Nursing student bursary in Scotland will rise to £10,000 by 2020

Current bursary for nursing and midwifery students stands at £6,578

Catherine Gamble
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RCN will use global mental health summit to highlight nurse shortages

Mental health lead Catherine Gamble will also criticise long waiting times for treatment

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RCN council elections: nominations now open

College members have until 25 October to apply to be RCN council candidates

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Toys in healthcare: RCN wants your views on keeping play items germ-free

RCN survey results will inform guidance on how to ensure toys don't harbour infections

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Members pass vote of no confidence in RCN council

Motion calls for council to stand down over handling of England pay deal

Strike vote
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Nursing unions reject Jersey pay offer – and threaten industrial action

Major sticking point is lack of pay parity with allied health professional colleagues

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Violence against nurses: are tougher penalties the answer?

The new law and alarms for lone workers are a step in the right direction, say experts

frightened nurse holds hand up in self-defence
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Change in the law means longer prison sentences for people who assault nursing staff

Maximum jail term for attacking nurses is to double

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RCN issues alert on sexual incidents on mental health wards

College responds to CQC report that suggests incidents are ‘commonplace’ on wards in England

Nursing vacancies
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Rise in NHS staff vacancies risks becoming ‘a national emergency’

The King’s Fund and the RCN respond to latest NHS workforce data

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Nurses’ concerns about sepsis ‘ignored’ at Russells Hall Hospital emergency department

CQC inspectors demand regular updates on A&E staffing, sepsis management and triage

Teen self-harm
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Self-harm rate among gay/bisexual teens is huge problem – RCN

Children's Society report prompts calls for action and presents new challenge for nurses

Sarah Kuteh
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NMC lifts restriction on Christian nurse dismissed after discussing faith with patients

Nurse Sarah Kuteh accepts she 'went too far' by giving a patient her Bible, spokesperson said

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Revalidation: sharp rise in NMC registrants failing to meet CPD requirements

Nurses and midwives report lack of time for continuing professional development

Lister Hospital
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Mental health nurse is struck off the NMC register over patient’s death

NMC finds Susannah Ajayi unfit to practise – but points to ‘systematic failures’ at trust

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New Zealand nurses accept 12.5% pay offer following one-day strike

Deal includes safe staffing agreement, $2,000 payment and three 3% pay rises for all nurses

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RCN backs opt-out organ donor system for England but says more specialist nurses needed

Max's Law presumed consent organ donor system wins RCN's support

GMB Unison
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NHS pay deal: we feel misled by Unison, say member group

Unison faces a call for answers on how NHS pay deal was 'sold' to members

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