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Why more than 160,000 nurses have walked away from the NHS since 2010

Working in the NHS is taking its toll on nurses' work-life balance, Labour claims

Safe staffing: train senior nurses to make complex decisions on numbers, review urges

National Institute for Health Research says ward leaders are key to patient safety

University Twitter campaign aims to make nursing more appealing to men

Glasgow Caledonian University wants to redress gender imbalance among nursing students

Warning over negligence claims as NHS waiting lists grow

Longer waits for treatment may cause patients harm, says National Audit Office

NMC responds to criticism over lack of support in fitness to practise cases

New measures will include mental health support and option of legal assistance

Royal College of Physicians adopts same position as the RCN on assisted dying

Following poll of doctors, college drops opposition in favour of neutral stance on the issue

Struggling emergency departments turn to pharmacist practitioners to plug gaps

Extended role covers performing examinations, diagnosis, prescribing, treatment and discharge

Return to practice: proposals aim to make process easier and faster

NMC plans include taking a competency test rather than a course

Nursing shortages: student grants and nurse pay rises are the answer, say think tanks

Closing the Gap report outlines immediate actions to curb staff shortfall

Struck off: the nurse who made ‘serious’ mistakes while answering 999 calls

Former clinical nurse supervisor told the NMC he worked in a knife-edge role

Quality of placements can influence nursing graduates’ choice of specialty

Study advises investment in better student experiences in hard-to-recruit areas of practice

Nurses assaulted at work deserve same swift response as Aston Villa footballer

Health professionals too often left waiting for action, says NHS Employers chief executive

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

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