Matthew Mckew

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Nurses being driven out of London by cost of housing, transport

Rising costs of housing and transport could threaten London’s world-leading hospitals, because nurses cannot afford to live in the capital, according to RCN London

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Gang violence: why all nurses must remain vigilant

The heartbreaking fallout of gang violence is affecting nurses across London, the RCN’s new regional director for the capital has said

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Loans fiasco may force nursing students to quit

RCN calls on government to write-off loan overpayments to protect over 800 students

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Mental health tool for older people launched

An online tool has been launched to help older people worried about their mental health

Universal Credit
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Nurses in Scotland say Universal Credit is pushing people further into poverty

Staff raised their concerns at the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Conference.

Beverly Ingram
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350% rise in nursing student placements in English general practices

Training hubs allow groups of practices to share and plan nurse training

University admissions
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University admissions: nursing student applications in England continue to fall

RCN says one third fewer nursing student applicants in England since tuition fees replaced the bursary in 2016

Michael Traynor
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RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2018 lines up leading speakers from around the world

Resilience, changing nursing roles and financial challenges will be discussed at an international conference of nurse academics

Gender disparity
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Male nurses promoted quicker than females

Gender gap in speed different sexes move bands

Support for person at end of life
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Volunteer scheme provides company at end of life, and food parcels for discharged people living alone

Compassionate Inverclyde project is funded by donations and local support

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NHS retention: more needs to be done to retain new wave of nurses

Too much emphasis has been placed on retaining nurses eligible for retirement rather than those who are in the middle of their career, a conference has heard

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Higher education institutions increase nursing degree apprenticeships

The number of people set to embark on nursing degree apprenticeships this year has increased since last September’s slow start

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RCN helps produce new standards on children’s healthcare

New standards on children’s healthcare, designed to improve care, diagnosis and communication between relevant services, have been developed by the RCN and three other royal colleges

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Nurse 'devotion' celebrated at royal reception

The Prince of Wales praised the endless care of nurses at Buckingham Palace reception

Instant messaging
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Around 43% of NHS staff in England use instant messaging despite possibility of disciplinary action, survey reveals

The RCN has warned nurses risk losing their registration by sharing sensitive data on instant messaging (IM), while some IT experts are calling for NHS-specific apps to be created to help staff communicate better

John McDonnell
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Labour challenges nurse pay 'deal' terms

Chancellor urged to drop nurse annual leave 'offer'

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Nurses now able to help domestic abuse survivors register to vote anonymously

Changes to legislation mean nurses and midwives can provide supporting statements for people who fear registering using their name and address will jeopardise their safety

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Leading safe staffing expert 'troubled' by lack of workforce investment

Speaking at the Chief Nursing Officer summit, nurse researcher Linda Aiken criticised lack of workforce planning and reliance on nurses from other worldwide countries.