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RCN president Anne Marie Rafferty: ‘Council is working to resolve the situation as swiftly as possible’ Picture: Barney Newman
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RCN council to elect new chair and vice-chair

President reveals timetable – but announces she was disqualified from presidential election

Funding for learning disability apprentices
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Cash boost promised for learning disability nurse degree apprenticeships

Employers will receive £3,900 extra per year for the specialist apprentice placements

A nurse treats a patient with the words WE ARE THE NHS over the photograph and an NHS logo. The adverts use nurses's words to describe their profession. Picture: NHS
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We Are the NHS campaign switches tone after heavily-criticised video

Social media posts draw on nurses’ feedback, but ‘embarrassing’ advert remains online

Nurse wearing face mask and goggles holds hands to temples and appears distressed
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Study will examine impact of pandemic on critical care nurses’ mental health

Researchers want to find out how ICU nurses have been affected

care home nurse wearing a face mask and visor talks to care home resident
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Care homes and COVID-19: study points to pressures nursing staff felt at pandemic’s peak

Survey reveals nurses took a stand against blanket directives on DNACPR

Dee Sissons
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RCN council chair Dee Sissons resigns

Ms Sissons says decision was one of regret and she had been honoured to represent members

A depressed looking black nurse. Over half of BAME nurses say their experiences over the pandemic led them to consider quitting Picture: iStock
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Nurse morale: pay rise would help prevent looming workforce exodus – RCN

Survey finds poor staffing and long hours are pushing nurses to consider quitting

RCN sign outside RCN headquarters, Cavendish Square, London
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RCN reveals details of presidential candidates’ disqualification

Activist says he is one of those barred, as college explains why it suspended election

Picture shows a scene from a video produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement
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So you think it’s embarrassing being a nurse, do you?

Nurses’ anger at NHS recruitment video that some say implies nursing is a second-best career

Bank notes in a pile
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Grant applications now open: is your career plan in need of some cash support?

RCN Foundation is offering education funds for registrants and nursing students

London skyline. London has the highest nurse vacancy rate of any of England's regions. Picture: iStock
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Campaign aims to coax former nurses back to practice in London

Registrants’ return could cut capital’s high nurse and midwife vacancy rates

Parking charges
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Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

Pat Cullen, RCN Northern Ireland director
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PPE fit-test errors: contractor should be suspended, says RCN

Nurses’ COVID-19 safety fears after masks were incorrectly fit-tested

nurse protests outside the gates to Downing Street about pay and PPE
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Nurses take pay and PPE protest to Downing Street

Demonstrators demand respirator masks for all nurses during pandemic and a 10% pay rise

Iceland supermarket apologises to NHS staff
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COVID-19: Iceland backtracks on rules for NHS staff shoppers

Supermarket chain apologises after complaints it made front-line workers feel ‘contaminated’

East Kent community trust staff use the magnet faces to help discuss their feelings during team huddles
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Not just about patients: the team huddles where nursing staff talk about their mood

Kent Community Health Trust encourages staff to talk openly about how they are feeling

Image of a person sitting alone on a bus looking out the window, suggesting loneliness or sadness
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Nurse suicide risk: national institute working on ‘evidence gap’ in figures

Latest ONS data on suicide risk among nursing professionals in the UK are from 2015

Andrea Sutcliffe speaking in her office at the NMC
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CPR decision making: NMC to explore how to clarify requirements

Nurse regulator moves to remove doubt over what it expects from registrants