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Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Staff should be able to drink fluids at nurse stations, says chief nursing officer

Ruth May responds to student’s tweet, emphasising employers’ duty to help staff stay hydrated

Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Picture of Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for over 45 years, who has died

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

Health and social care minister Helen Whately addresses the Commons but fails to mention pay rise for NHS

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Picture of a smart phone screen showing a message to self-isolate

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

Picture of hospital ward staffing board showing number of nurses planned for and how many are available.

‘Chance of a lifetime to fix nurse shortage’: reforms don’t go far enough, says RCN

College wants workforce planning rules added to new health and care bill for NHS in England

NMC and PSA logos – PSA is appealing against NMC FtP ruling in the High Court

Suspended for racial slurs: ‘lenient’ NMC ruling taken to the High Court

NMC’s controversial sanction against mental health nurse now subject of legal appeal

COVID-19: face coverings to remain compulsory in healthcare settings in England

Chief nurse Ruth May confirms their continued use, and social distancing, after 19 July

Winners of awards advancing nursing practice revealed

Nurses and nursing students honoured for their dedication and outstanding work

Nurse poverty: study points to plight of one million children

As NHS pay fails to keep pace with housing costs, RCN repeats call for double-digit pay deal

Survey on how NHS refers to black and minority ethnic groups seeks acronym alternatives

Body set up to tackle health inequalities is committed to avoiding terms such as BAME and BME

Face masks should remain by law, say majority in Nursing Standard Twitter poll

RCN and Unite unions agree that mask-wearing should continue

Nurse who heads RCN’s ruling body steps down amid complaints about his conduct

Council chair Dave Dawes steps down from key role as college announces investigation

‘We feel bullied’: ED staff said to be battle-weary amid patient safety claims

Hospital told to strengthen emergency department leadership and review its staffing levels

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