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New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

woman notices people whispering

Forensic mental health service users explain actions that trigger challenging behaviour

Positive behavioural support: unit's staff now more aware of service users' sensitivities

Alan Simpson

Call for mental health nurses to publicise the specialty – or face extinction

Nursing academic urges staff to ‘make some noise and be more political’

RCN pay deal row: everything you need to know about the EGM

Your guide to the issues behind the motion of no confidence, and how RCN members can have...

frightened nurse holds hand up in self-defence

Change in the law means longer prison sentences for people who assault nursing staff

Maximum jail term for attacking nurses is to double

Mental health

RCN calls for improved access to mental healthcare services

College’s report urges action to increase life expectancy for those with mental illness

RCN HQ

Email reveals RCN council’s fears over ‘potentially dangerous time’ for college

RCN council appeals for members’ support ahead of EGM

Study finds young people are increasingly likely to report mental health concerns

RCN says figures underline the importance of school nurses in early intervention

RCN issues alert on sexual incidents on mental health wards

College responds to CQC report that suggests incidents are ‘commonplace’ on wards in England
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RCNi Decision Support: find out how our new digital tool can enhance your practice

Advice from experts will help nurses base their clinical decision-making on best practice

Rise in NHS staff vacancies risks becoming ‘a national emergency’

The King’s Fund and the RCN respond to latest NHS workforce data

RCN calls for clarity about management of staff who refuse flu vaccine

College questions plans to redeploy such staff to ‘lower-risk’ areas

Give me your ideas for making the NHS better, Hancock urges staff

Minister says he’ll listen to what staff say about how to improve the NHS

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