Kimberley Hackett

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New guidance for nurses prescribing via phone or online consultations

Regulators and professional bodies issue principles for online or telephone consultations

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with pop star Janet Jackson, who presented her with the Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award
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Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

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District nursing: £18.5m course funding aims to boost staff numbers in England

Money will help community nurses transition to the specialty

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Pay strike: health visitors plan walkout as dispute shifts to role regrading

Lincolnshire County Council claims split grades reflect variation in skills and experience

guernsey members of the RCN take part in a pay protest
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Pay dispute: nurses on Guernsey head for industrial action

Channel island's RCN members are demanding pay parity with public sector colleagues

Cath Carter and Tess Mullan after the shave
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Two nurses raise £4,400 for charity by shaving their heads

Tess Mullan has cancer and didn't want to ‘wait for my hair to fall out on the pillow’

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Mary Seacole awards: nurse specialists honoured for work with diverse communities

Winners recognised for projects on areas such as mental health and maternity services

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Nurses in Scotland – national mental health reviews need to hear from you

Profession’s input essential to reflect needs of service users and staff – RCN Scotland

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Suspended from the register: the health visitor who failed to act on child abuse claim

Emily Whitelaw suspected allegation against a step-grandfather was false

Sickle cell disease refers to a group of blood disorders, the most severe of which is sickle cell anaemia
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The blood disorders that nursing students are failing to learn about

Lack of awareness of sickle cell and thalassaemia is leaving patients at risk, experts warn

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Nursing associate programme: quarter of those who quit failed academic assessments

Evaluation advises introduction of pre-application numeracy programmes

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Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, will chair the taskforce
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Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

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UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Picture of Texas midwife Caty Nixon shows her looking distressed at home, with a plate of food on her lap
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Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.
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NMC names chair for review of post-registration standards

Review’s focus includes specialist community and public health nursing

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Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

Parkinson's UK has called for mandatory training for healthcare professionals on the specific needs of patients with the condition
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Mandatory training needed to improve Parkinson’s care, says charity

Survey highlights lack of awareness among healthcare staff over patients’ medication needs