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Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

Joanne Bosanquet to become new Foundation of Nursing Studies chief executive

Chair of trustees says Ms Bosanquet will ‘bring exceptional dynamism to the role’

People with chest pains will be assessed in the ambulance in bid to reduce ED admissions

Paramedics will assess chest pain to see if people need to go to emergency department

Stephen Hawking’s long-time nurse is struck off by the NMC

Patricia Dowdy faced charges of dishonesty, care failings and lack of qualifications

World Delirium Day: nurses will raise awareness of signs, symptoms and treatment

Features of the condition include disorientation, hallucinations and lack of responsiveness

New sepsis guidance: nurses must escalate concerns earlier

NHS England calls for faster action – not just in the ED – but for in-patients too

NHS plans to abolish the four-hour emergency waiting-time target

Cancer diagnosis and community mental health waiting times likely to be overhauled too

Falling investment in NHS infrastructure ‘puts quality of patient care at risk’

Health Foundation finds 21% reduction in capital funding in England in past eight years

Male allies ‘part of the solution’ to gender imbalance in top NHS roles

Report says progress relies on men understanding and challenging the barriers women face

Overseas nurses can continue coming to the UK – for now at least

Home Office extends temporary relaxation of visa rules for overseas nurses

Emergency and mental health nurses team up for skills swap project

Aim is to reduce number of mental health patients coming into hospital inappropriately via ED

Mature nursing students: more flexible study options needed to reverse falling numbers

Study finds many students need to work part-time and have family responsibilities

We will listen to all our members – RCN head’s pledge to college reps

Acting chief executive said decision-making should be open to the whole membership

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