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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

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

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