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RCN delivers giant letter on safe staffing to Matt Hancock

The letter was signed by thousands of nurses at this year’s congress

Call for more guidance on how to deal with potentially fatal button battery cases

Health professionals ‘need better decision-making tools’ related to swallowed batteries

Festival-goers warned over nitrous oxide risk

Nurses warn young people attending Glastonbury festival of the dangers of nitrous oxide

Rare bacteria outbreak kills 12 people

NHS Mid Essex CCG says infection control measures are in place after 32 reported cases

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Race equality champion disputes claim that diversity on NHS boards is in decline

Yvonne Coghill says figures in NHS Confederation report ‘did not give a true picture’

Reflecting on practice can improve nurses’ well-being and enhance care, NMC says

Joint statement with other regulators gives advice on getting the most out of reflection

One-year extension of nursing bursary isn’t enough, RCN tells ministers in Wales

College criticises Welsh government’s repeated short-term commitments to student funding

Dear next prime minister: RCN members’ open letter to Conservative leadership candidates

Nurse activists’ bid to quiz Tory hopefuls on safe staffing, nurses’ pay, and student bursary

Nursing director struck off NMC register for bullying and aggression

Hazel Dinnie ‘frightened her staff to the extent that they considered leaving their roles’

Infection control in tattoo shops needs to be tightened up, says RCN

College backs call by Royal Society for Public Health for UK-wide rules on tattoo parlours

Your guide to all the routes into nursing

Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

‘Shocking and senseless attack’ on nursing staff member prompts review of security

Police enquiries continue following stabbing of woman in emergency department

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

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