Stephanie Jones-Berry

Illustration of public's perceptions of nursing
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Perceptions of nursing: survey paints ‘reductive picture of what the job entails’

Three in five respondents would not consider a career in profession

Yellow safety signs reads: 'Danger – Asbestos removal in progress
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Asbestos: some nurses face elevated mesothelioma risk through sustained exposure

RCN calls for urgent investment in NHS hospital buildings

Picture shows a nurse standing next to a woman lying on a trolley in a hospital corridor. The official NHS count of 12-hour waits at emergency d­­epartments in England underestimates the actual figure, says the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
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Emergency waiting times: official figures grossly underestimate reality – college

Truth about ED delays is masked by NHS England’s counting method, claims RCEM

illustration of norovirus
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Norovirus: stricken nurses urged to stay at home until 48 hours after symptoms pass

Winter vomiting bug causes spike in NHS bed closures as hospitals work to contain its spread

Picture shows a health visitor with a mother and baby. Health visitor numbers in England are the lowest on record, according to an analysis of NHS data by the Labour Party.
Nursing Children and Young People

Health visitor numbers lowest ever, says Labour Party

Analysis of NHS data reveals decline in health visitor numbers in England

Picture of Maggie Clarke, a school nurse who helped modernise a health and well-being service and has won an award from Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Nursing Children and Young People

School nurse wins Cavell Star Award for modernising service

Health and well-being service praised for being innovative and responsive

Nurses sit in a staff room chatting over coffee
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Nurses begin industrial action over NHS pay in Northern Ireland

RCN members work to rule, but their protest is scheduled to escalate to full strike

Top portion of clock face with the hands showing a minute to 12
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12-hour shifts: a threat to safety or essential to your work-life balance?

Many nurses see long shifts as helpful to their home life, but the risks can’t be ignored

UCAS website
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Nursing student numbers in England still ‘nowhere near’ level required – RCN

UCAS figures show rise since last year, but college calls for more investment

Boris Johnson sits around a table talking to nurses at West Cornwall Hospital
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Nurses challenge Boris Johnson as he uses hospital visit to campaign for votes

Staff at West Cornwall Hospital grill prime minister on financial hardship and nurse numbers

Illustration of a nurse writing on a staff rota board, with healthcare assistant and nurse numbers recorded
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NHS relying more on support staff to cope with nurse shortage, report says

Health Foundation says HCAs and nursing associates are filling recruitment gaps

Nurses looking for a job
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Undervalued, unsupported and stressed: why 1 in 3 nurses is looking for a new job

RCN employment survey finds pressures and lack of management support are often to blame

Illustration showing a clockface with a person resting on one of the hands. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation supports nurses napping on breaks during long shifts as a safeguarding principle.
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Naps during your breaks: could it make long shifts safer?

Trust encourages nurses to treat breaks as critical rest time, particularly on night shifts

Scales of justice in the foreground, a gavel in the background
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‘Trust failed to protect me from racist attack, even though it knew the risk’

Nurse Colleridge Bessong accuses Pennine Care Trust over service user’s violent assault

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaks at a podium, holding aloft the Conservatives' 2019 election manifesto
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Tories’ election pledge to boost NHS nurse workforce puts emphasis on retention

Conservatives have resisted calls to reinstate the nursing student bursary

Brittany McArthur
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‘Singing nursing student’ wins award for boosting profile of profession

Brittany McArthur recognised by university for demonstrating compassion

Greater Manchester Police sign
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District nurse robbed while on duty – police call for information

Nurse was forced to hand over sharps box during incident in Greater Manchester

RCN activists protest against the removal of the nursing bursary. They are holding banners saying '#BursaryorBust'
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Nursing bursaries: Lib Dems and Greens say they would reinstate cash support

Parties’ parliamentary candidates compete for nurses’ votes ahead of 2019 general election