John Ely

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended
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RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation
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Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019
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Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

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Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

Picture shows a nurse being helped to put on personal protective equipment
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Song inspired by nurses’ work during pandemic will raise funds for staff support

Working on the Frontline features in charity album in aid of RCN Foundation COVID-19 fund

Nurse talking to a patient and taking notes
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Prostate cancer: charity urges nurses to be vigilant as referrals halve since lockdown

Know risk factors as 27,000 fewer men referred than expected, says Prostate Cancer UK

Older people returned to the register
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Most nurses on COVID-19 temporary register not tempted to stay

More than a third of those surveyed were likely to rejoin permanently, says NMC

Apprentice trains to be a nurse
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‘Top-up’ apprenticeships ‘will help provide the next generation of nurses’

Nursing associates and assistant practitioners can apply for two-year training

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