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Nursing students in England to receive £5,000 grant from next September

Prime minister announces further £3,000 a year for hard-to-recruit disciplines

Registered nurse numbers are on the rise – but retirement looms for many

Number of nurses approaching retirement age is growing quicker than the number of under-30s

Former heroin addict tells what inspired her to become a nurse

Joanne Hill praises nurse who cared for her and ‘really made an impact on my life’

RCN vows to hold Conservatives to account over campaign pledges for nurses

Newly-elected Conservatives urged to tackle nursing shortages and release funds for students

Uber to offer nurses discounted transport and food at Christmas

NHS staff can claim two trips or meals worth up to £10 each

Differing medical record systems between NHS trusts ‘risk the safety of patients’

Study in England reveals 21 systems that fail to share information effectively

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife ‘our chance to jump-start a new way to see nursing’

International Council of Nurses reveals how it will promote the profession

Patient safety: over-reliance on temporary nurses heightens risk of ward deaths

Southampton study points to importance of overall make-up of staff

Award-winning app slashes nursing student dropout rate

University’s scheme helps tutors identify placement issues at an early stage

‘Ministers must scrap cruel healthcare surcharge overseas nurses are forced to pay’

RCN urges next UK government to promise an end to the immigration health surcharge for nurses

Hospital car parking: NHS staff in England pay £5m more in fees than last year

Political parties make pre-election promises about controversial charges

Perceptions of nursing: survey paints ‘reductive picture of what the job entails’

Three in five respondents would not consider a career in profession

Asbestos: some nurses face elevated mesothelioma risk through sustained exposure

RCN calls for urgent investment in NHS hospital buildings

Emergency waiting times: official figures grossly underestimate reality – college

Truth about ED delays is masked by NHS England’s counting method, claims RCEM

Nursing degree funding: ministers would need to act fast to boost 2020 intake – RCN

College tells party leaders what it thinks they must do to boost nurse workforce

Norovirus: stricken nurses urged to stay at home until 48 hours after symptoms pass

Winter vomiting bug causes spike in NHS bed closures as hospitals work to contain its spread

Parties’ migration policies could worsen dire nurse shortages, think tank warns

Nuffield Trust says figures highlight reliance on health and social care staff born outside...

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