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‘Let’s do our duty and take the flu jab,’ chief nurse urges NHS staff in open letter

Ruth May joins fellow health chiefs in bid to boost vaccine uptake in workforce

Caring nurses made my dying wife’s wedding wish come true

Widower praises ‘fantastic’ care after nursing staff organised ceremony at a day’s notice

Naps during your breaks: could it make long shifts safer?

Trust encourages nurses to treat breaks as critical rest time, particularly on night shifts

Nursing student arrives home – and saves life of neighbour’s baby

Rebecca McGhee rushed to give CPR after hearing a high-pitched scream

‘Trust failed to protect me from racist attack, even though it knew the risk’

Nurse Colleridge Bessong accuses Pennine Care Trust over service user’s violent assault

Tories’ election pledge to boost NHS nurse workforce puts emphasis on retention

Conservatives have resisted calls to reinstate the nursing student bursary

‘Singing nursing student’ wins award for boosting profile of profession

Brittany McArthur recognised by university for demonstrating compassion

Award-winning nurse retires after almost seven decades in the profession

Aileen Coomber, RCNi’s 2017 Bank Nurse award winner, was part of the NHS at 70 celebrations

Overseas nurses: NMC continues English language testing shake-up

Regulator plans to abolish time limit on nursing qualifications taken in English

Nurses enjoy a little animal magic to boost their well-being

Shetland ponies and Newfoundland dogs visit Aberdeen hospital staff

Nurse awarded £500,000 payout after injury at work

West London NHS Trust admits nurse sustained back injury due to defective chair

Nursing bursaries: Lib Dems and Greens say they would reinstate cash support

Parties’ parliamentary candidates compete for nurses’ votes ahead of 2019 general election

Nurses’ well-being: the badge that reminds others to ask after your mental health

The ‘Ask me how I am’ badge is designed to ensure staff’s own needs are not forgotten

Nurses collect donations for students affected by building fire

Fellow university students and local nursing staff offer support after flats destroyed

Menopause guidance challenges misconceptions about mood and depression

Advice for nurses highlights how common menopause-related symptoms may be misdiagnosed

Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

Tributes paid to a proud pioneer of agency nursing

Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year named

Inspirational leader Jean Saunders praised for improving healthcare access for asylum seekers

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