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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

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Asbestos: some nurses face elevated mesothelioma risk through sustained exposure

RCN calls for urgent investment in NHS hospital buildings

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Nursing degree funding: ministers would need to act fast to boost 2020 intake – RCN

College tells party leaders what it thinks they must do to boost nurse workforce

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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

A group of overseas-trained nurses at Salford Royal NHS Trust in 2019

Parties’ migration policies could worsen dire nurse shortages, think tank warns

Nuffield Trust says figures highlight reliance on health and social care staff born outside the UK

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Band 7 nurse jailed for defrauding NHS of more than £18,000

Nurse worked agency shifts while off sick from Aneurin Bevan health board

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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

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Nursing associates could fill nurse vacancies in England, leaked document suggests

Text from forthcoming NHS People Plan reveals strategy to recruit 10,000 nursing associates

Picture shows a woman wearing headphones sitting in front of a computer screen. Nurses can take a free online course on targeted cancer treatments. Launching in February, it comprises two to three hours of learning per week for five weeks.

Cancer nurses can take free course on targeted treatments

The online course, launching in February, comprises 2-3 hours per week for five weeks

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NHS trust becomes first to sign pledge to improve rights of nursing students

Unison’s initiative wants ‘first taste of NHS’ to be a positive one while on placement

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Nursing the most trusted profession in the UK four years running

Poll finds 95% of people believe nurses tell the truth, while only 14% trust politicians

Picture shows broadcaster Mark Radcliffe standing next to a park bench in the grounds of the University of Manchester which bears his tribute to cancer research.

Broadcaster Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to cancer research after recovery

The BBC broadcaster is supporting fundraising for a cancer research facility in Manchester

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

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

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

NHS relying more on support staff to cope with nurse shortage, report says

Health Foundation says HCAs and nursing associates are filling recruitment gaps

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

‘Let’s do our duty and take the flu jab,’ chief nurse urges NHS staff in open letter

Ruth May joins fellow health chiefs in bid to boost vaccine uptake in workforce

Caring nurses made my dying wife’s wedding wish come true

Widower praises ‘fantastic’ care after nursing staff organised ceremony at a day’s notice

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