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A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

80% of people think patients use emergency services unnecessarily, survey finds

But half of respondents said they found it difficult to secure an appointment with their GP

Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

Wound repair smart sensor could help nurses assess patient healing

Researchers developing microsensor to monitor wound healing from within a bandage

Surviving night shifts: eating a snack rather than a meal may help you stay alert

Nurses who choose a fuller meal may be more likely to get headaches and dizziness too

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Rise in number of new nursing students in Scotland coincides with increase in bursary

RCN welcomes hike but says this must be backed up by increased mentoring

NMC promises to change wording of ‘curt’ registration letter

Regulator acts after complaint by long-standing nurse sparked outcry 

Campaign to reduce glove use improves nurses’ hand health and saves money

Initiative at children’s hospital also benefits the environment

RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

Government pledges £1.8 billion to improve NHS facilities in England

But RCN says nurse recruitment and education should also be prioritised

Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

New app helps nurses to detect acute kidney injury within minutes rather than hours

Digital resource reduces treatment times and healthcare costs

Newly qualified nurses more likely to stay if on a structured mentoring programme

Retention in the first year is partly reliant on keeping experienced staff, says RCN

RCN Northern Ireland to ballot members on industrial action over pay and staffing

College cites 2,600 unfilled nursing posts and 15% fall in pay over past eight years

From TV nurse to ED nurse: my real-life role swap

Emergency department has all the excitement of former career, says Casualty actor

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