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Matt Hancock vows to improve treatment of vulnerable people in patient-segregated wards

Current system ‘not fit for purpose’, says Care Quality Commission

Members divided over whether college should rejoin ICN

International Council of Nurses ‘offers RCN a global seat’, but some question its function

Many vulnerable children 'stuck' in mental health hospitals, report reveals

Children's commissioner says recruiting high-quality nurses is vital to improve care

Nitrous oxide: nurses say young people must be warned about the risks of its use

RCN congress will hear that current legislation is not working

Strike action must always be an option for members, says RCN general secretary

Dame Donna Kinnair takes aim at politicians for forcing nurses to cope with workforce crisis

Congress backs call to lobby government to decriminalise prostitution

Sexual health nurse tells members this is the model backed by evidence – and sex workers

Nurses send a safe staffing message to Matt Hancock

Hundreds at RCN congress sign giant letter calling on health secretary to back law in England

RCN leader demands return of £1 bln to nurse education

Donna Kinnair tells RCN congress the profession’s goodwill is being abused

‘Once in a generation’ chance to get UK-wide safe staffing laws – RCN president

Anne Marie Rafferty issues rousing call at congress for UK-wide safe staffing laws

‘Immediate’ industrial action ballot looms in Northern Ireland if NHS pay talks fail

Nurses in Northern Ireland are paid less than in the rest of the UK

Trust to offer staff free hospital parking

Milton Keynes University Hospital is taking action to reduce its nurse vacancy rate

International nursing event to mark Florence Nightingale bicentenary

Nightingale2020 conference will explore how nurses can transform global health and care

Safe staffing: guidance will pave the way for extension to law on nurse numbers in Wales

Professional judgement and patient outcomes should drive staffing decisions, says chief nurse

International Nurses Day 2019: how you celebrated

From abseiling hospitals to parties at work, read how the profession came together

Cost of law suits against the NHS doubles in five years

Delays in diagnosis or treatment lead to rise in number of patients suing hospital trusts

RCN president recognised for ‘outstanding contribution’ to health research

Fellowship helps to highlight nurses’ role in research, says Anne Marie Rafferty

Workplace bullies: NHS to boost support for nurse whistleblowers in Scotland

Investigation at NHS Highland revealed staff have faced ‘serious trauma’

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