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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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

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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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