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Health surcharge bill for overseas nurses in London will near £4 million in 2019

RCN says doubling of fee for using NHS services will deter potential recruits

Job flexibility is key to recruiting and retaining nurses, says NHS Employers

NHS cannot improve care if it fails to keep its staff, employers tell pay review body

Jersey nurses to consider next steps after rejecting ‘final’ pay offer

RCN says members demand pay parity with allied health professional colleagues

All schoolchildren to be taught life-saving skills from 2020

RCN says plan will help more people in England survive cardiac arrest outside hospital

Online nursing degrees: the government’s plan for solving the workforce crisis

RCN says NHS Long Term Plan falls short of solving nurse shortage

Can you help identify ‘Nurse Brown from Jamaica’?

Mystery Windrush-generation nurse among the ‘unsung heroes’ featured in exhibition

Don’t be pressured to leave the NHS pension scheme, warns RCN

College says more must be done to market the scheme’s benefits to nurses

RCNi Nurse Awards: BME nurses to be offered free support to enter

Leadership coach will host event for nurses thinking of putting their names forward

‘Thank you to all our members who worked over the Christmas break’

New and outgoing RCN presidents struck by patients’ appreciation of nurses during ward visits

Humble and proud: nurses on New Year honours

This year’s New Year honours list includes 27 members of the nursing profession 

Nearly half of NHS trusts surveyed in England have increased their car parking charges

RCN says the goodwill of staff will not last forever

Nearly a third of NHS staff fear violence against them, survey finds

One respondent talks of ‘dealing with the chaos when end-of-year festivities get out of hand’

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Hospitals already at full capacity as winter sets in, RCN warns

Figures reveal hospital bed shortage even before severe winter temperatures set in, RCN says

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

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