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Picture of Justin Mwange, who fled conflict in his native Africa and qualified as a nurse after studying English while working in a factory. He has earned praise from his trust for overcoming adversity.

Refugee qualifies as nurse, praised by trust as ‘outstanding individual’

A refugee who fled conflict in his native Africa and qualified as a nurse after studying English while working in a factory has earned praise from his trust

Dame Donna Kinnair sits as a table, with pen in hand

Dear party leaders: you’ll need to look after nurses if you want their votes

RCN issues manifesto wish list to political parties as 2019 general election looms

Flooding in the village of Catcliffe near Sheffield

Nursing in the floods: praise for professionalism of community and acute staff

Nursing teams keep patients and each other safe during flood crisis

Daniel Platt, mental health lead nurse at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, was found dead on 20 October

Bereaved mother of mental health nurse pays tribute to ‘selfless’ son

Hundreds of messages of condolence left for nurse described as passionate about mental health

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth will bring back the bursary and recruit 24,000 nurses. Picture: Alamy

Labour pledges to bring back the nursing bursary if elected

Shadow health secretary says the party will recruit 24,000 nurses over next five years

Image of a nurse with a telephone headset. Picture: iStock

New guidance for nurses prescribing via phone or online consultations

Regulators and professional bodies issue principles for online or telephone consultations

Illustration shows male and female figures with caption bubbles and in the background an image depicting a page of Nursing Standard. The journal is conducting a survey on the image of nursing, closing at 9am on 18 November.

Image of nursing survey: your chance to take part

Have your say on nursing’s image – from uniforms and job titles to pride in the profession

The Tories planning fast-track visa for nurses. Picture: iStock

Conservatives pledge to introduce fast-track visas for overseas nurses

Points-based proposal would mean reduced fee and extra points for those coming to work in NHS

Strike action

RCN members in Northern Ireland vote to strike for first time in union’s history

Northern Ireland nurses ready to take action over pay disparity with the rest of the UK

Amin Abdullah died in February 2016. Picture: Dave Marriott

NHS bodies ordered to draw up guidance for managers, following nurse’s death

Amin Abdullah experienced mental health problems after an unfair dismissal process

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Welsh health board decides to ‘not progress’ plans to change rotas

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Leanne Thomas speaking on the video

Nurse’s video message urges colleagues to get the flu jab

Leanne Thomas tells of sister’s death due to complications following influenza

Healthcare workers have higher risk of stress, anxiety or depression

These issues account for half of work-related illnesses in the health and social care sector

Bristol trust launches ‘red card’ scheme to deal with racist abuse from patients

Campaign aims to protect staff after spike in racist incidents over past year

Mandatory training in learning disabilities and autism for all NHS nurses

Campaigners say £1.4m package for England is ‘first step in addressing care inequalities’

Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

Senior nurse unfairly dismissed by NHS board, tribunal rules

Jeff Horn ‘gobsmacked’ by decision after two periods of stress-induced sick leave

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