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Dear next prime minister: RCN members’ open letter to Conservative leadership candidates

Nurse activists’ bid to quiz Tory hopefuls on safe staffing, nurses’ pay, and student bursary

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Nursing director struck off NMC register for bullying and aggression

Hazel Dinnie ‘frightened her staff to the extent that they considered leaving their roles’

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Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

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Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Pat Cullen, Emma McKinney and Sarah Travers

Nurse of the year award for nurse who made CAMHS more accessible to young ex-offenders

Service users now experience seamless transition to community CAMHS after leaving custody

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: vote for who you think should be Patient’s Choice winner

Five inspiring finalists were nominated by grateful patients and families

Female and BME board members at a meeting

NHS becoming less diverse at board level, report reveals

RCN warns nurses see lack of opportunity for women, BME staff and those with disabilities

Alison Leary

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Bill Kirkup

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust: fresh investigation to review patient deaths

Previous reports have already uncovered care failings, and nurses face FtP hearings

Gender gap

Banish idea of nursing as ‘women’s work’ to promote more female health leaders – report

Nursing Now survey analysis suggests ways to address gender imbalance in senior positions

Nurses in Northern Ireland face prospect of industrial action ballot over pay

Unions are in talks to bring NHS salaries in line with those in the rest of the UK

Getting nurse numbers right cuts risk of healthcare-associated infections, study shows

HAIs more likely on wards where there are too few registered nursing staff

Two thirds of homes to be built on former NHS sites are unaffordable to many nurses

New analysis sparks RCN warning of a ‘recruitment and retention crisis’, especially in London

Mumsnet, online degrees and more CPD funding: government ideas to boost nurse numbers

Interim NHS People Plan also includes creation of a ‘compassionate workplace culture’

Exhibition explores the development of women’s healthcare

RCN’s The Wandering Womb exhibition shows how gynaecology and sexual health have evolved

Almost a third of NHS hospital trusts in England still allow smoking on grounds

Public Health England campaign demands a smoke-free health service

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