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People with chest pains will be assessed in the ambulance in bid to reduce ED admissions

Paramedics will assess chest pain to see if people need to go to emergency department

Stephen Hawking’s long-time nurse is struck off by the NMC

Patricia Dowdy faced charges of dishonesty, care failings and lack of qualifications

World Delirium Day: nurses will raise awareness of signs, symptoms and treatment

Features of the condition include disorientation, hallucinations and lack of responsiveness

New sepsis guidance: nurses must escalate concerns earlier

NHS England calls for faster action – not just in the ED – but for in-patients too

NHS plans to abolish the four-hour emergency waiting-time target

Cancer diagnosis and community mental health waiting times likely to be overhauled too

Falling investment in NHS infrastructure ‘puts quality of patient care at risk’

Health Foundation finds 21% reduction in capital funding in England in past eight years

Male allies ‘part of the solution’ to gender imbalance in top NHS roles

Report says progress relies on men understanding and challenging the barriers women face

Overseas nurses can continue coming to the UK – for now at least

Home Office extends temporary relaxation of visa rules for overseas nurses

Emergency and mental health nurses team up for skills swap project

Aim is to reduce number of mental health patients coming into hospital inappropriately via ED

Mature nursing students: more flexible study options needed to reverse falling numbers

Study finds many students need to work part-time and have family responsibilities

We will listen to all our members – RCN head’s pledge to college reps

Acting chief executive said decision-making should be open to the whole membership

Interactive game shows pressures of working in the emergency department

Simulation based on NHS targets highlights the challenges A&E staff face in a typical day

Nurse apprenticeships: we’re being priced out of them, say employers

NHS Employers and RCN react as ministers say they won’t ease financial burden of backfill

Do not amend emergency department waiting time target without hard evidence, RCN warns

Dame Donna Kinnair says patient safety must be central to any change

Time for CPD: nurses in Scotland could be the first in the UK to win a legal guarantee

New safe staffing law could protect time out for continuing professional development

New 10.8% Jersey pay offer may avert nursing strike

Proposed deal ensures pay parity with other healthcare professionals by 2020
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