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Nursing degree applicants up UK-wide but bursary loss still takes its toll in England

UCAS figures ‘show the scale of the workforce challenge’, says RCN general secretary

RCN urges members to demand safe staffing legislation in England

College’s campaign aims to ‘create a legacy that will change staffing in England forever’

Trusts must increase monitoring and reporting of workplace culture, report advises

Pulse UK says organisations need to tackle ‘learned helplessness’ among staff

RCN congress 2019: bullying, uniforms and harassment by patients to be discussed

College members put nurses’ workplace issues on the agenda at Liverpool

Nurses praised for fighting through snow and ice to reach patients

England’s chief nursing officer hails staff for going to ‘extraordinary lengths’

Will 2020 be the official Year of the Nurse?

WHO director-general backs Nursing Now proposal to boost global profile of the profession

Health secretary invites new CNO’s advice on workforce issues

Nursing leaders welcome signs of close working relationship between Ruth May and Matt Hancock
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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: deadline for entries extended to 15 February

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the profession and share innovative practice

Nurses in Ireland stage first of six one-day strikes

Low wages and staffing crisis have forced industrial action, union argues

‘Champions’ take the lead on improving care for refugees and asylum seekers

Programme created by former refugee helps students share information with peers and nurses

RCN publishes updated child safeguarding guidance

College highlights importance of nurses learning how to prevent harm

Study will explore naps for night shift nurses

Research will monitor sleep-wake patterns to find ways to manage fatigue and boost well-being

Government’s plan to scrap four-hour target ‘puts patient safety at risk’

Easing emergency department target sends signal that waiting times don’t matter, RCN warns

Last trust shifts to Agenda for Change pay system

Nurses at Southend trust will now be covered by NHS pay and grading agreement

Loaded words can hinder support for cancer patients, says Macmillan

Terms such as hero and victim are ‘disempowering’ and create pressure to be positive

‘Care is compromised’, one in seven NHS staff tell snapshot survey

Almost half of respondents said there were too few staff on shift to ensure safe care

First nursing associates join NMC register today in England

Health minister Stephen Hammond says their valuable skills will improve patient care

First ever strike by RCN members moves a step closer

College paves the way for Jersey nurses’ strike ballot if fresh pay talks end in deadlock

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