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Nurses’ CPD budgets: ‘severity of cuts has been underestimated’

Council of Deans of Health said spending has dropped by as much as 60%

First prison term handed down under law designed to protect nurses from assault

Magistrates use new powers under Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

English language test: new hope for more than 1,000 foreign nurses

NMC lowers written exam pass, giving nurses who failed test a fresh chance of UK registration

Midwives in Northern Ireland ‘send a clear message’ over pay lag

RCM members in NI vote in favour of industrial action, including strikes

Scottish safe staffing bill needs more clarity, committee finds

Health and sport committee’s report asks for extra detail on who can decide staffing levels

Antimicrobial resistance: RCN course aims to equip nurses to lead changes in practice

Clinical leadership and infection prevention are at the heart of college programme

Survival rates come under scrutiny in cancer care report

Health Foundation report highlights where cancer care has progressed and stalled

Nurses’ charity launches gift appeal as it reveals steep rise in hardship cases

Cavell Nurses Trust says requests for its help have more than doubled in three years

Study of how doctors recognise imminent death could help inform nurses’ judgements

There's scope to develop the whole multidisciplinary team’s expertise, says Marie Curie UK

Decision to increase immigration health surcharge is ‘morally bankrupt’, RCN says

Fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400

Schwartz rounds can boost workplace well-being for nurses, report finds

UKONS event hears how discussions based on experiences of working in care can reduce stress

Trusts will be forced to show how they respond to staff concerns over patient safety

Health secretary announces new legislation prompted by Gosport report

Written English test could soon be easier for overseas nurses to pass

NMC proposes a lower pass mark for written language test

Nursing students lobby MPs over investment in nurse education

Students hope to influence policymakers as part of RCN campaign to secure funding boost

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled
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UKONS 2018 annual conference abstracts

Read the abstracts from the annual conference of the UK Oncology Nursing Society

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

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