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Nurse filling in a staffing rota

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

Overseas nurses

NMC revalidation data highlights diversity among NHS nurses and midwives

More than one third of nurses in the care home sector were trained outside the UK

Candidates for UK prime minister Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

What do you want the new prime minister to do for nurses?

We need your views on what actions they should take to benefit the profession

Hand holds phone showing video of singing nurse Beth Porch at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

Houses of Parliament

Health and care services reaching tipping point, RCN warns

Nurses take their concerns over the NHS staffing crisis to parliament

Gll Hargreaves and Emma McGoldrick

Ambulance service appoints nurse ambassadors to promote profession to the public

North West Ambulance Service nurses will support colleagues’ career development too

C. difficile

Disinfectant fails to remove superbugs from hospital surgical gowns, study finds

Researchers find Clostridium difficile spores and advise robust infection control

London bus at night

Working nights: why nurses in London deserve a better deal on public transport

Campaign calls for nurses’ out-of-hours commutes to be quicker, cheaper and safer

UCAS application

Number of nursing student applications from England must rise faster, RCN says

New data show an increase of only 4% since last year – and a fall of 29% since 2016

Michelle Mulvaney and team

'Undercover nurses' honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

West Herts safeguarding team help potential victims of sex trafficking

Marianne Stöger and Margaritha Pissarek

Petition aims to secure Nobel peace prize for two leprosy nurses

Austrian nurses devoted 40 years to caring for an ostracised community in South Korea

‘Itchy feet’ interview

Successful nurse retention scheme now rolled out to whole of NHS in England

RCN says ‘investing in the workforce reaps dividends’

Fitness to practise cases: proposed changes ‘will benefit patients and nursing staff’

Planned legislation will allow regulator to make process faster and less punitive

‘Just and learning’ culture can reduce stress and bullying – new guidance

NHS Resolution says improving staff support will save NHS millions in compensation claims

Potential nurse shortage in the Philippines threatens future supply of staff to the UK

International Council of Nurses’ Howard Catton says shortfall ‘is a big issue for the world’

Work of IVF nurse pioneers will finally be celebrated… 40 years after they were snubbed

Achievements of the test tube baby nurses went unrecorded on commemorative plaque

Do you know your clinical nurse specialist from your nurse practitioner?

Move to tighten definition of advanced nursing practice aims to end confusion about roles

RCN calls for ‘proper workforce strategy’ to avoid sepsis delays

RCN calls for workforce strategy in NHS to avoid life-threatening delays to sepsis treatment

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