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Agency nurse spend in Scotland reaches new high

Spending watchdog urges government to publish long-overdue workforce plan

Could you be the RCN Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse?

Entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, your chance to promote your work and specialty

The image of nursing: tell us what you think about how others see the profession

Quick survey wants your views on nurses’ uniforms, job titles… and TV medical dramas

Mary Seacole awards: nurse specialists honoured for work with diverse communities

Winners recognised for projects on areas such as mental health and maternity services

Make LGBT-awareness training mandatory for nurses, MPs say

Health and social care staff are often unable to tailor care to individuals’ needs – report

Nurses cannot routinely use mental health support service – despite claim they could

Government backtracks on health secretary Matt Hancock’s Twitter statement

Nursing associate programme: quarter of those who quit failed academic assessments

Evaluation advises introduction of pre-application numeracy programmes

Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

Neurorehabilitation: nurse training programme calls for educational partner

The course, launched by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, will enhance specialist skills

Too many nurses in England are reaching ‘burnout or breaking point’, RCN warns

College responds to report revealing staff shortages and inadequate care

Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

Leading nurse calls for united front to promote learning disability nursing

Queen's Nursing Institute clinical adviser sets out pillars of practice for LD nurses

People with LDs who present with challenging behaviour could inform service improvement

Such behaviour can mean needs aren't being met, and nurses need to be aware of this

Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

Learning disability nursing needs to reset itself, says senior nurse

NHS England head of LD nursing says the profession has to fight to prove its worth

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