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Written English test could soon be easier for overseas nurses to pass

NMC proposes a lower pass mark for written language test

Nursing students lobby MPs over investment in nurse education

Students hope to influence policymakers as part of RCN campaign to secure funding boost

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Government plans to close all learning disability institutions in England causes dismay

RCN learning disability forum chair says proposals are ‘far too simplistic’

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

NMC figures mask ‘severe instability’ of nursing workforce

Despite overall rise in registrants, RCN warns of continuing decline in EEA nurse numbers

RCN moves one step closer to industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

College is consulting members over possible strike ballot over non-existent pay award

Government pledges to focus on a preventative approach to care

Health and social care secretary’s plan highlights benefits of increasing access to the arts

Potential nurse shortfall of 51,000 in England after Brexit, report concludes

Cavendish Coalition says projected workforce gaps are ‘deeply disheartening’

‘Bring back £1 billion a year in nurse education funding’

RCN campaign urges students to lobby their MPs over post-bursary hardship

‘NHS pay rise should be enjoyed by independent sector and GP nurses too’

Nurses outside the health service but providing its services could be missing out

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