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First nursing associates join NMC register today in England

Health minister Stephen Hammond says their valuable skills will improve patient care

First ever strike by RCN members moves a step closer

College paves the way for Jersey nurses’ strike ballot if fresh pay talks end in deadlock

Figures show only small rise in flu vaccination uptake in England this winter

RCN reminds nurses of their ‘professional responsibility’ to help protect patients

One in three nurses lack awareness of antibiotic-resistant superbug

Survey of nurses in Scotland found misconceptions related to best method of screening

Suicide prevention: involving a patient’s family should be explored, MPs told

Committee hears that issues around information-sharing must be better understood by nurses

Wales safe staffing law plays key role in rising agency spend, report finds

Wales Audit Office also cites lack of NHS pay growth as contributing factor

NHS Grampian prepares to welcome Australian nursing graduates, thanks to NMC rule change

Newly qualified cohort will help the Scottish employer fill band 5 vacancies

Specialist care is key to more young people surviving cancer, says charity

Teenage Cancer Trust reveals mortality rates among 13-24 year olds in England has reduced

Bereavement support led by senior nurses or doctors ‘gives loved ones closure’

Matron-led service resolved concerns that might otherwise have escalated to formal complaints

‘Powerful duo’ will lead RCN council’s drive to reconnect with members

New chair Sue Warner says the year ahead ‘will be a challenging one’

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

New guidance focuses on how to safely deploy nursing associates

Resource published ahead of new staff joining register at end of January

First wave of qualified nursing associates expected to fall far short of target number

Uptake of training programmes has been lower than ministers predicted

Nursing apprentice features in campaign to promote on-the-job training

Sarah Eley wanted to do something ‘fulfilling and worthwhile’ after 30 years of office work

Race discrimination complaints rise in NHS England

Reports from BME staff of discrimination, harassment and bullying were up last year

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

New CPD guidance is welcome in light of budget cuts, RCN says

Five principles aim to ‘develop knowledge, skills and competencies’ of staff

Jobs guarantees for new nurses would cut agency spending – NHS England

But extent of nurse vacancies is tantamount to assured employment, says RCN

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