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Ebola virus: London nurses travel to Congo to provide treatment

Jess Joyce says she and Kirsty Metz must ‘mentally prepare ourselves’ for the trip

Government drops its language test requirement for overseas nurses

Change is intended to make it as easy as possible for health professionals to come to the UK

New nursing leaders appointed by health organisations

RCN, Health Education England and International Council of Nursing reveal appointments

The tool that aims to help nurses use social media professionally

Online behaviour doesn’t always reflect nurses’ knowledge of the issue, says OU researcher

CPD budgets: nurses to get personalised professional development funds

But Treasury ‘misses opportunity to invest in preregistration education’

Practising mindfulness at work can cut nurses’ stress

Nurse researcher tells RCN event a training programme has also improved ‘mental focus’ 

Steep rise in nursing vacancies in Scotland

Ministers must act to ensure there are enough nurses for new safe staffing law – RCN

Scheme to develop nurses’ clinical and academic skills improves job satisfaction

Programme also creates leadership and research pathway for band 5 nurses

Who’s standing in the RCN council elections in your region?

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

Cramped and crumbling hospital buildings pose risk to patient safety – NHS bosses

Trust chief executives call on ministers to find urgent injection of capital funding

No-deal Brexit will put patients’ lives at risk, health unions warn ministers

RCN and Unison among unions urging government to protect medicines supply and NHS workforce

Obese nurses: protected mealtimes are vital to tackle weight issues, says academic

Richard Kyle uses Edinburgh Fringe show to highlight problem and suggest solutions

Too stressed to work: the scale of mental ill health among NHS staff revealed

Nurses and other staff deserve rapid access to mental health support – Unison

Nutritional support nurses will address ‘a basic need’ in North Lincolnshire and Goole

Charlie Ellis and Hannah Crichton say good nutrition helps patients to recover faster

‘We don’t need Prue Leith to tell us hospital food should get an overhaul’

RCN unimpressed by call for food campaigner and Bake Off judge to review NHS catering

Nurses from outside UK tell of negative workplace experiences since Brexit referendum

Foreign staff say prejudice and barriers to career progression might force them out of NHS

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

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