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ambulance

‘Environmentally-friendly ambulances would cut toxic impact of NHS road journeys’

NHS chief executive says ‘green’ ambulance fleets would cut risk to health from air pollution

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

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Yvonne Coghill receiving CBE

Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Stressed nurse

Work-life balance driving increasing number of staff to leave the NHS

Health Foundation report highlights ‘worrying’ lack of improvement in retention rates

Dublin pickets

Irish nurses call off planned strike action

Nursing unions suspend industrial action to consider Labour Court's proposals

Unsafe staffing levels at heart of inadequate rating for NHS trust

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust rated as inadequate by CQC

Flat tyres

Nursing student’s message to car vandals highlights hospital parking problems

RCN says this type of vandalism is ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’

Lorraine Szeremeta

Apprenticeships are our answer to steep recruitment costs, says trust chief nurse

Employer is investing in apprentices to cut dependence on attracting overseas nurses

David Prior

Nurse criticises NHS England chiefs for lack of workforce to deliver NHS Long Term Plan

Nurse tells board meeting: ‘I have never seen the NHS in such a bad state’

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Don’t miss your chance to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Final week to nominate yourself, a colleague or a team and celebrate nursing excellence

Howard Catton

UK nurse Howard Catton named chief executive of the International Council of Nurses

The ex-RCN policy head wants to push the case for investment in nurses ‘harder than ever’

Nursing associate numbers on target so far, despite concerns about low uptake

Government now faces challenge of achieving its ambitions for 2019 cohort

Nursing degree applicants up UK-wide but bursary loss still takes its toll in England

UCAS figures ‘show the scale of the workforce challenge’, says RCN general secretary

RCN urges members to demand safe staffing legislation in England

College’s campaign aims to ‘create a legacy that will change staffing in England forever’

Trusts must increase monitoring and reporting of workplace culture, report advises

Pulse UK says organisations need to tackle ‘learned helplessness’ among staff

RCN congress 2019: bullying, uniforms and harassment by patients to be discussed

College members put nurses’ workplace issues on the agenda at Liverpool

Nurses praised for fighting through snow and ice to reach patients

England’s chief nursing officer hails staff for going to ‘extraordinary lengths’

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