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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

RCN Northern Ireland to ballot members on industrial action over pay and staffing

College cites 2,600 unfilled nursing posts and 15% fall in pay over past eight years

Human rights award winners put the spotlight on nursing

Dorcas Gwata and Yusrita Zolkefli praised for work with gang culture and professional ethics

NMC receives fewer fitness to practise referrals, but higher proportion struck off

Regulator asks for registrants’ views on proposed new ways of working

Disproportionate number of black African nurses face fitness to practise process

Questions over why NMC sees so many referrals that require no further action

Dear Boris: What readers of Nursing Standard want from new PM

With Boris Johnson about to take office, readers identify nursing issues he must prioritise

Family of nurse who died appeals to former colleagues for asbestos information

Sylvia Wightman worked at High Royds Hospital between 1980 and 2000

NHS reliant on unpaid overtime and goodwill of staff, review body says

Pay Review Body says staff will struggle to cope unless changes are made

Public health green paper published, but ‘buried’, says RCN

Plans include steps to tackle smoking, obesity and mental health issues

Advice for nurses and employers as UK faces heatwave

RCN says staff must have time to rehydrate and take breaks in warm weather

Former forensic mental health nurse hopes his memoir will inspire new recruits

Ex-Broadmoor nurse Paul Deacon wants to dispel myths about the high-security hospital

Figures reveal thousands went missing from mental health inpatient settings

Mental health charity SANE blames ‘relentless cuts’ for creating appalling conditions

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

NMC revalidation data highlights diversity among NHS nurses and midwives

More than one third of nurses in the care home sector were trained outside the UK

What do you want the new prime minister to do for nurses?

We need your views on what actions they should take to benefit the profession

Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

Health and care services reaching tipping point, RCN warns

Nurses take their concerns over the NHS staffing crisis to parliament

Working nights: why nurses in London deserve a better deal on public transport

Campaign calls for nurses’ out-of-hours commutes to be quicker, cheaper and safer

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