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Doctor inserting IV line

Doctors’ use of phrase ‘acting down’ offends nurses

Medical staff in survey were describing when they undertook nursing tasks

Ruth May

Ruth May is named chief nursing officer for England

She will take her place on the newly formed NHS Executive Group

Scottish £10 note

Scottish government offers to reimburse settled status fees to EU nurses after Brexit

Supply of nursing staff from the European Union is a critical issue for Scotland – Sturgeon

Stormont

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

Fund Our Future campaign

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

Apprentices

Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

volunteer at patient's bedside

Nurses say they value hospital volunteers, but worry about the tasks they’re given

Survey is the first time NHS staff have been asked what they think of ward volunteers

NMC panel

NMC targets diversity with more BME members on panels

Regulator says new appointments increase BME representation, but there is still ‘more to do’

Nurse convicted of defrauding NHS concedes ‘impact on image of nursing’

NMC panel suspends nurse who claimed £20,000 in sick pay while also working for an agency

Nurses holds 'hiring' sign

Revealed: extent of NHS nurse vacancies not covered by bank or agency staff

Every unfilled shift is an operational challenge for the front line, says NHS Improvement

Nurses in training

Nurses’ CPD budgets: ‘severity of cuts has been underestimated’

Council of Deans of Health said spending has dropped by as much as 60%

Police called to A&E

First prison term handed down under law designed to protect nurses from assault

Magistrates use new powers under Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

English language test: new hope for more than 1,000 foreign nurses

NMC lowers written exam pass, giving nurses who failed test a fresh chance of UK registration

Midwives in Northern Ireland ‘send a clear message’ over pay lag

RCM members in NI vote in favour of industrial action, including strikes

Scottish safe staffing bill needs more clarity, committee finds

Health and sport committee’s report asks for extra detail on who can decide staffing levels

Nurses’ charity launches gift appeal as it reveals steep rise in hardship cases

Cavell Nurses Trust says requests for its help have more than doubled in three years

Decision to increase immigration health surcharge is ‘morally bankrupt’, RCN says

Fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400

Trusts will be forced to show how they respond to staff concerns over patient safety

Health secretary announces new legislation prompted by Gosport report

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