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Florence Nightingale Museum to reopen on her 202nd anniversary

Celebration of nurse’s legacy will display its most impressive collection of items yet

COVID-19 social distancing is scrapped in the NHS

Nurses no longer need to keep patients apart as pre-pandemic physical distancing returns

Many nursing students could be owed thousands in benefits due to DWP miscalculations

RCN study finds half of nursing students with children are owed Universal Credit payments

Hundreds of overseas nurses recruited in Scotland

But Scottish Government initiative is dismissed as a ‘drop in the ocean’ by RCN

Meet the nurses who went from watching Casualty to helping to write it

BBC competition winners will use their knowledge of the profession to help shape storylines

Nurse starts petition demanding PM resign over lockdown parties

Matthew Tovey is angry Boris Johnson broke rules while nurses worked to keep people safe

Nurse preceptorship review exposes inconsistencies in quality and duration

Programmes for newly qualified nurses should last at least a year, say researchers

Nursing associates, hailed as shapers of new role, celebrate revalidating for first time

First nursing associates, praised by NMC for forging a path, have shone during the pandemic

Nurses reveal shocking abuse they face from patients as backlog rises

Abuse blamed on frustrations due to stretched services, with pressure exacerbated by pandemic

Many nurses could tip over into debt in next six months, RCN warns

Learn about resources that can offer financial support, and tips for managing your finances

NHS report finds nurses more likely to be bullied by colleagues since the pandemic

Female black and ethnic minority nurses are most likely to be targeted by co-workers

Things that go bump in the night: nurses recount ghostly stories

When Nursing Standard asked nurses to share their experiences, spooky tales came flooding in

Former chair of the RCN council expelled from college membership

College terminates membership of Dave Dawes following the conclusion of its investigations

Reimburse NHS nurses fuel mileage rates in full, union urges

RCN identifies several trusts that pay nurses less than the rates set by NHS employers

Public anger over scarce NHS resources ‘being directed at nurses’

Nurses are pushed into the public firing line by their managers, House of Lords told

Personalised nursing student uniforms set to be all sewn up

University pays to have names of students embroidered on uniforms to enhance patient care

Nurses react angrily to decision to end free parking at hospitals

Reintroduction of parking fees waived during pandemic sparks furious reaction

Struck off: the nurse who falsified patients’ records after failing to administer meds

Agency nurse Joanne Louise Gaskarth-Parkhouse raised the suspicions of staff nurses

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