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Sexual intimacy article earns writer an award nomination

Layla Haidrani explored how nurses could broach a potentially difficult subject with patients

Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

Rules on fast-track benefits for terminally ill claimants need reform, say cancer nurses

Patients who outlive clinicians' six-month predicted survival date face reduced payments

Thousands with secondary cancer still have no access to a specialist nurse, says charity

Breast Cancer Care says gaps remain despite government pledges

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

Social media app provides ‘invaluable’ support for patients with breast cancer

A clinical nurse specialist set up and moderates the WhatsApp networking group

‘Better financial support could encourage more people into nursing career’

Health Education England’s RePAIR report recommends targeted funds for prospective students

Concern over digital app that promises nurses’ services on demand

Entrepreneur claims nursing app offers nurses flexibility – but RCN fears for their rights

Voting opens in RCN president and deputy president elections

College members can watch the candidate hustings online

Waive your short-sighted health surcharge for nurses, RCN tells government

Non-EEA nurses have to pay an NHS surcharge – and it's about to double

Use of agency staff ‘demoralising’ for other nurses, says Hancock

Minister’s comments spark criticism over poor workforce planning that leads to shortages

Regulator highlights urgent need for increased social care funding in England

Care Quality Commission’s report reveals picture of disjointed services and ‘care injustice’

‘You’re guaranteed a job here’: the pledge NHS trusts will make to new nursing graduates

Nursing students at Greater Manchester’s universities to be promised employment in the region

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