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RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

Government pledges £1.8 billion to improve NHS facilities in England

But RCN says nurse recruitment and education should also be prioritised

Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

Newly qualified nurses more likely to stay if on a structured mentoring programme

Retention in the first year is partly reliant on keeping experienced staff, says RCN

RCN Northern Ireland to ballot members on industrial action over pay and staffing

College cites 2,600 unfilled nursing posts and 15% fall in pay over past eight years

Outgoing chief medical officer defends awareness campaign linking obesity to cancer

Cancer Research UK draws a parallel between smoking and obesity

NMC receives fewer fitness to practise referrals, but higher proportion struck off

Regulator asks for registrants’ views on proposed new ways of working

Nurses trained to tattoo nipples to boost body confidence after breast cancer surgery

Bradford staff say it makes patients ‘feel complete’

Breakthrough olaparib drug approved for advanced ovarian cancer

Olaparib extends the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer with the BRCA gene mutation

Nurse well-being at work survey: we want your views

Let us know what you think about breaks, staffing and work-related stress

Disproportionate number of black African nurses face fitness to practise process

Questions over why NMC sees so many referrals that require no further action

Dear Boris: What readers of Nursing Standard want from new PM

With Boris Johnson about to take office, readers identify nursing issues he must prioritise

Family of nurse who died appeals to former colleagues for asbestos information

Sylvia Wightman worked at High Royds Hospital between 1980 and 2000

NHS reliant on unpaid overtime and goodwill of staff, review body says

Pay Review Body says staff will struggle to cope unless changes are made

Public health green paper published, but ‘buried’, says RCN

Plans include steps to tackle smoking, obesity and mental health issues

Advice for nurses and employers as UK faces heatwave

RCN says staff must have time to rehydrate and take breaks in warm weather

Soar in skin cancer rates as it affects more younger people

Melanoma rates soar and it is affecting more people aged 25-49, Cancer Research UK says

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

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