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Male nurse being kind to a colleague

Nurses – be kinder to each other and patients will benefit, says NHS trust

New project urges staff to appreciate colleagues and check on their welfare

RCN advertising campaign will target the public in a bid to secure a safe nurse staffing law in England

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Cancer nurse specialists told the Macmillan survey that care for people living with cancer would improve if they were given time off for training

Cancer nurse specialists are topping up training in their own time, charity says

Macmillan survey finds heavy workloads prevent many from taking time off for CPD training

Scottish parliament building

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

Waiting room at NHS health centre in London. Picture: Alamy

Front-line NHS staff brace themselves for winter crisis period

Data show emergency department and cancer treatment waiting times are going up

NMC report on whistleblowing

NMC receives 34 ‘qualifying’ whistleblowing disclosures in 2018-19

Report reveals how the nursing regulator dealt with whistleblowers’ concerns

Nurse talking to a patient with cancer

Cancer survival: study cites nurse vacancies as factor in UK’s comparatively low rates

RCN says figures show the ‘distressing consequences’ of failure to invest in staff

Irish nurses picketing outside Cork University Hospital

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

Florence Nightingale Museum director David Green, left, with Emma Hixson, a performer, in the museum's new family corner

Nightingale Museum’s new exhibit aims to inspire next generation of nurses

Interactive family corner asks young visitors ‘could you become a Nightingale Nurse?’

Cancer patient survey shows quality of care at 'record high'. Overall, asked to rate their care on a scale of zero (very poor) to ten (very good), NHS patients gave an average rating of 8.8

Cancer patient survey shows quality of care at ‘record high’

Nine out of ten patients have access to a nurse specialist, but some concerns remain

Magnet hospitals could improve recruitment and retention of nurses. Picture: Alamy

EU funds €4 million programme for hospitals to achieve Magnet status

US model would improve nurse to patient ratios and focus on interdisciplinary relationships

Hands putting papers into a ballot box

RCN council elections: some college members receive wrong ballot paper

Correct papers will be posted to people who received one for wrong constituency

Ebola virus: London nurses travel to Congo to provide treatment

Jess Joyce says she and Kirsty Metz must ‘mentally prepare ourselves’ for the trip

Government drops its language test requirement for overseas nurses

Change is intended to make it as easy as possible for health professionals to come to the UK

New nursing leaders appointed by health organisations

RCN, Health Education England and International Council of Nursing reveal appointments

The tool that aims to help nurses use social media professionally

Online behaviour doesn’t always reflect nurses’ knowledge of the issue, says OU researcher

CPD budgets: nurses to get personalised professional development funds

But Treasury ‘misses opportunity to invest in preregistration education’

Practising mindfulness at work can cut nurses’ stress

Nurse researcher tells RCN event a training programme has also improved ‘mental focus’ 

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