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Nurse who offered to pray for patients was fairly dismissed, Court of Appeal says

Ruling adds that Sarah Kuteh’s appeal against sacking had ‘no reasonable prospect of success’

2020 is declared the international year of the nurse and midwife

It’s an opportunity to put the work of nurses and midwives in the spotlight

Loneliness has become a social epidemic and it’s harming health, RCN congress hears

College members want RCN to work with ministers to tackle loneliness

Congress applauds fire chief over trauma support

RCN members applaud London’s fire chief for supporting staff affected by traumatic events

Youth violence charity finds people often more prepared to open up in emergency settings

Redthread’s violence intervention programme provides hospital-based support for young people

Measles outbreaks in Europe prompt call to vaccinate children

Parents urged to ensure those who have missed MMR vaccine receive it before they travel

‘Stop victimising staff for embracing safety culture’

RCN congress speaker’s message to employers as she urges nurses to escalate care concerns

Sexual harassment of nurses is too often ‘brushed aside as a misunderstanding’

Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff

Demands to show ‘resilience’ put greater pressure on nurses, congress told

Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience

Congress demands mandatory sepsis training

RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account

Multitude of nursing uniforms causing confusion in England

Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced

Substance misuse: ‘Doctors have a support service and so should nurses’

Congress hears of initiative to offer psychological help for nursing staff

Bullying in the NHS: ‘Nurses must take collective responsibility to help tackle problem’

RCN congress hears nurses’ own accounts of workplace harassment

Mandatory vaccination will not eliminate parental opposition, says RCN congress

Speakers argue educating parents and understanding their fears is more effective

Nursing careers: website aims to demystify the range of jobs open to staff

Online resource explains progression opportunities for registrants and support workers

Nitrous oxide risks not widely understood, ‘even by nurses’

Mental health forum flags up dangers, such as breathing problems, burns and brain damage

Nurses back public health strategy to prevent and reduce violence

But some at RCN congress say burden should not fall on nurses to report people at risk

Congress votes to urge government into action over homelessness

RCN members discuss lack of social housing and making healthcare more accessible

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