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Flu jab

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Scottish parliament

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

RCN plaque

RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

aerial view of OUH

‘We’ll get this’ – trust’s promise to EU nurses facing a bill after Brexit

What Oxford University Hospitals is prepared to do to keep its EU staff

Doctor inserting IV line

Doctors’ use of phrase ‘acting down’ offends nurses

Medical staff in survey were describing when they undertook nursing tasks

Ruth May

Ruth May is named chief nursing officer for England

She will take her place on the newly formed NHS Executive Group

Scottish £10 note

Scottish government offers to reimburse settled status fees to EU nurses after Brexit

Supply of nursing staff from the European Union is a critical issue for Scotland – Sturgeon

Stormont

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

Fund Our Future campaign

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

Apprentices

Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

Hospital parking: trust offers staff incentives to leave their cars at home

Nurses at the Royal Victoria in Belfast face calls to commute by public transport

Nurses say they value hospital volunteers, but worry about the tasks they’re given

Survey is the first time NHS staff have been asked what they think of ward volunteers

NMC targets diversity with more BME members on panels

Regulator says new appointments increase BME representation, but there is still ‘more to do’

Nurse convicted of defrauding NHS concedes ‘impact on image of nursing’

NMC panel suspends nurse who claimed £20,000 in sick pay while also working for an agency

Children begin pioneering therapy for aggressive blood cancer

CAR-T therapy has the potential to cure a specific form of leukaemia in young people

Revealed: extent of NHS nurse vacancies not covered by bank or agency staff

Every unfilled shift is an operational challenge for the front line, says NHS Improvement

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