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Could a skin check with your flu jab help address work-related dermatitis?

Glove awareness event hears options for nurses should include fast-track dermatology care

Scotland passes safe staffing law

Scotland now has the first legislation of its kind in the UK to apply to all clinical groups

Nurses on bank shifts faced ‘hardship’ after trust switched to weekly payments

Unison says some staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead found their pay heavily taxed

Health secretary promises NHS staff slow internet will be a thing of the past

Matt Hancock wants broadband upgrade for every hospital, GP practice and community service

‘Health secretary should be accountable to parliament for short staffing in the NHS’

RCN general secretary tells MPs NHS Long Term Plan can’t be achieved with current numbers

‘Unacceptably high’ levels of bacteria found in Costa and Subway hospital cafes

BBC One programme discovered Salmonella and Staphylococcus on trays, tables and ice
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Patient’s Choice: The inspirational nurses nominated by the public

The award enables patients and their families to recognise nurses who have made a difference

Nurses shouldering informal carer duties need your support, charity tells NHS

One in five health service workers in England faces carer responsibilities at home

Hand hygiene is as vital for patients as it is for nurses, study finds

Researchers say numerous hospital surfaces carry multi-drug resistant bacteria

Thousands sign nurse’s petition over staff parking permits

‘Prohibitive’ charges and permit restrictions at Edinburgh hospital ‘risk staff safety’

RCN calls on health secretary to dismantle notion of nursing as ‘low-paid, women’s work’

Matt Hancock used RCP speech to promise action on gender pay gap in the NHS

Last chance to enter Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey

Time is running out to complete our survey – and have the chance to win a prize

Off-duty sister praised for helping nurse trapped in car following crash

Sally Barley assessed and comforted Caroline Fox until fire crews arrived

RCN campaign raises awareness of when and when not to use gloves

College says inappropriate use can risk damage to hands as well as infection

NMC: ‘numerous concerns’ over its handling of personal independent payment complaints

Annual review also reveals that it met 22 out of 24 standards of good regulation

Charge nurse’s workload left emergency department ‘poorly managed’

Nurse in charge had ‘too many other tasks’ to take control of patient flow, CQC finds

Why every workplace needs a ‘Department Of Kindness’

Hospital’s blue plaques project recognises the daily acts of kindness in patient care

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

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