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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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NHS staff survey: nurses bear the brunt of short-staffing, violent assaults and bullying

Survey points to unhappiness over pay and working hours – but enthusiasm remains high

Nurse spared jail after stealing more than £25,000 from a former employer

Sarah Merry took advantage of a payroll error after leaving Cwm Taf University Health Board

Claims of surge in male nursing applicants ‘ignore overall decline’

NHS England credits recruitment campaign, but others say numbers are ‘not even close to 2016’

Police reinforcements deployed in two Northern Ireland emergency departments

RCN Northern Ireland admits violence in EDs is a continuing problem, particularly at weekends

Trust enables patients to access online health records from home

System gives patients more control over their healthcare, says Southampton trust

RCN congress 2019: fringe events include care of LGBTQ+ patients, social care and pay

Agenda also explores health challenges posed by large crowds, and staff support post-Grenfell

Nurses’ leader goes on hunger strike over pay progression row

Union president’s protest at legal move against striking nurses in Portugal

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