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Overseas nurses: NMC continues English language testing shake-up

Regulator plans to abolish time limit on nursing qualifications taken in English

Staff nurse Karolina Kruchich with pony

Nurses enjoy a little animal magic to boost their well-being

Shetland ponies and Newfoundland dogs visit Aberdeen hospital staff

Illustration of sepsis

Sepsis digital alert helps nurses to save lives at London trust

System warns staff if a patient may be at risk of the condition

RCN activists protest against the removal of the nursing bursary. They are holding banners saying '#BursaryorBust'

Nursing bursaries: Lib Dems and Greens say they would reinstate cash support

Parties’ parliamentary candidates compete for nurses’ votes ahead of 2019 general election

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Nurses’ well-being: the badge that reminds others to ask after your mental health

The ‘Ask me how I am’ badge is designed to ensure staff’s own needs are not forgotten

Picture shows the burning building in Bolton from which students were evacuated, with fire engines in a nearby street. Members of the nursing community have rallied round to help those affected.

Nurses collect donations for students affected by building fire

Fellow university students and local nursing staff offer support after flats destroyed

Illustration entitled 'menopause', showing a female nurse

Menopause guidance challenges misconceptions about mood and depression

Advice for nurses highlights how common menopause-related symptoms may be misdiagnosed

Two of the Nike shoes for nurses

Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

The Welsh Labour party political broadcast featured an actor dressed as a nurse

Welsh Labour withdraws political broadcast that features an actor playing a nurse

Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance

Jean Higgins presents a bouquet to the then Princess Elizabeth, now the Queen at a film premiere

Tributes paid to a proud pioneer of agency nursing

Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS

Jean Saunders

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year named

Inspirational leader Jean Saunders praised for improving healthcare access for asylum seekers

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Nurses in Northern Ireland announce Christmas strike date

Walkout will be the first in RCN history – as Unison members plan industrial action too

Former refugee qualifies as nurse, praised by trust as ‘outstanding individual’

A former refugee who fled conflict in his native Africa and qualified as a nurse after...

Dear party leaders: you’ll need to look after nurses if you want their votes

RCN issues manifesto wish list to political parties as 2019 general election looms

Nursing in the floods: praise for professionalism of community and acute staff

Nursing teams keep patients and each other safe during flood crisis

Labour pledges to bring back the nursing bursary if elected

Shadow health secretary says the party will recruit 24,000 nurses over next five years

New guidance for nurses prescribing via phone or online consultations

Regulators and professional bodies issue principles for online or telephone consultations

Image of nursing survey: your chance to take part

Have your say on nursing’s image – from uniforms and job titles to pride in the profession

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