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Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

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UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Picture of Texas midwife Caty Nixon shows her looking distressed at home, with a plate of food on her lap

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

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Neurorehabilitation: nurse training programme calls for educational partner

The course, launched by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, will enhance specialist skills

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Too many nurses in England are reaching ‘burnout or breaking point’, RCN warns

College responds to report revealing staff shortages and inadequate care

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Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

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Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

Picture shows an ambulance travelling at high speed in an urban scene. Ambulance crews are to be allowed to see patients’ mental health crisis plans to help cut emergency admissions

Ambulance crews allowed access to mental health crisis plans

A pilot project will allow crews to see records in a bid to cut emergency admissions

The NMC will pilot its fitness to practise Careline support service for 12 months

NMC reveals its new fitness to practise support service

Regulator pilots 24-hour emotional support line for registrants undergoing FtP proceedings

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Has intentional rounding turned ward nursing into a tick-box exercise?

Routine rounds are more to do with managing risk than patient-centred care, study suggests

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Northern Ireland pay dispute: nurses vote on industrial action – including a strike

RCN warns that staff could leave to work elsewhere if wage disparity remains unresolved

nurses sits in hospital corridor with her head in her hands as RCN calls for ministers to take responsibility for short staffing in the NHS

NHS staffing crisis: government, not nurses, should shoulder the burden – RCN

College wants ministers to be held legally accountable for short-staffing

Sepsis Six update: immediate attendance by senior clinician is made top priority

Sepsis screening tool has changed – find out what this means for nurses

Off-duty nurses praised for scrambling into action following bus crash

Staff helped to treat patients during major incident response in Devon

NMC streamlines registration process for overseas nurses and midwives

Regulator cuts red tape in bid to get applicants on to UK register as fast as possible

Suspended jail sentence for nurse who ran Botox business while on sick leave

Nicola Bevan also forged prescriptions to obtain cosmetic products for private work

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

For your patients’ sake, get the flu jab, senior official urges health workers

Professor says healthcare staff have a ‘very strong responsibility’ to accept vaccination

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