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NHS trust becomes first to sign pledge to improve rights of nursing students

Unison’s initiative wants ‘first taste of NHS’ to be a positive one while on placement

Nursing the most trusted profession in the UK four years running

Poll finds 95% of people believe nurses tell the truth, while only 14% trust politicians

Nursing student numbers in England still ‘nowhere near’ level required – RCN

UCAS figures show rise since last year, but college calls for more investment

Nurses challenge Boris Johnson as he uses hospital visit to campaign for votes

Staff at West Cornwall Hospital grill prime minister on financial hardship and nurse numbers

NHS relying more on support staff to cope with nurse shortage, report says

Health Foundation says HCAs and nursing associates are filling recruitment gaps

Undervalued, unsupported and stressed: why 1 in 3 nurses is looking for a new job

RCN employment survey finds pressures and lack of management support are often to blame

‘Let’s do our duty and take the flu jab,’ chief nurse urges NHS staff in open letter

Ruth May joins fellow health chiefs in bid to boost vaccine uptake in workforce

Naps during your breaks: could it make long shifts safer?

Trust encourages nurses to treat breaks as critical rest time, particularly on night shifts

Nursing student arrives home – and saves life of neighbour’s baby

Rebecca McGhee rushed to give CPR after hearing a high-pitched scream

Tories’ election pledge to boost NHS nurse workforce puts emphasis on retention

Conservatives have resisted calls to reinstate the nursing student bursary

‘Singing nursing student’ wins award for boosting profile of profession

Brittany McArthur recognised by university for demonstrating compassion

Overseas nurses: NMC continues English language testing shake-up

Regulator plans to abolish time limit on nursing qualifications taken in English

Nurses enjoy a little animal magic to boost their well-being

Shetland ponies and Newfoundland dogs visit Aberdeen hospital staff

Sepsis digital alert helps nurses to save lives at London trust

System warns staff if a patient may be at risk of the condition

Nursing bursaries: Lib Dems and Greens say they would reinstate cash support

Parties’ parliamentary candidates compete for nurses’ votes ahead of 2019 general election

Nurses’ well-being: the badge that reminds others to ask after your mental health

The ‘Ask me how I am’ badge is designed to ensure staff’s own needs are not forgotten

Nurses collect donations for students affected by building fire

Fellow university students and local nursing staff offer support after flats destroyed

Menopause guidance challenges misconceptions about mood and depression

Advice for nurses highlights how common menopause-related symptoms may be misdiagnosed

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