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Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Illustration of a door allowing access to the UK, with a world map in the background

Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

over 26,000 children and young people were admitted to hospital in England after poisoning themselves in 2017-18

PHE reveals latest figures for hospital admissions of young people for self-poisoning

In 2017-18 there were 26,293 admissions, with young women most likely to be admitted

Diagnostic descriptions do not always resonate with people’s mental health experiences

WHO’s diagnostic descriptions can alienate mental health service users

Descriptions do not always reflect people’s mental health experiences

Thousands of students are being accepted onto nursing courses after this summer’s A-level results, but the RCN says the profession of mental health nursing remains under threat.

Mental health nursing under significant threat despite latest enrolments, RCN says 

Influx of students after A-level results is welcomed, but more must be done to protect posts

Young women smile as they huddle to read their exam results

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

Liverpool Prison, where the nurses worked

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

Woman with a hangover

Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

nurse sits at a computer eating a snack, which may help her remain alert on night shift

Surviving night shifts: eating a snack rather than a meal may help you stay alert

Nurses who choose a fuller meal may be more likely to get headaches and dizziness too

Piggy bank with coins piled up as unions demand pension rule change for nurses

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Nurse filling in NS survey

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Rise in number of new nursing students in Scotland coincides with increase in bursary

RCN welcomes hike but says this must be backed up by increased mentoring

NMC promises to change wording of ‘curt’ registration letter

Regulator acts after complaint by long-standing nurse sparked outcry 

RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

Government pledges £1.8 billion to improve NHS facilities in England

But RCN says nurse recruitment and education should also be prioritised

Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

Newly qualified nurses more likely to stay if on a structured mentoring programme

Retention in the first year is partly reliant on keeping experienced staff, says RCN

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