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Agency staff stats reveal ‘unsustainable’ shortage in the NHS, says RCN

Figures ‘expose the untenable short-staffing crisis across the NHS’

Revalidation: sharp rise in NMC registrants failing to meet CPD requirements

Nurses and midwives report lack of time for continuing professional development

ADHD accredited training course needed for nurses helping children manage the condition...

Call follows study which suggests the use of the drug Ritalin to treat children with ADHD be...

Mental health nurse is struck off the NMC register over patient’s death

NMC finds Susannah Ajayi unfit to practise – but points to ‘systematic failures’ at trust

New Zealand nurses accept 12.5% pay offer following one-day strike

Deal includes safe staffing agreement, $2,000 payment and three 3% pay rises for all nurses

Staff shortages are putting nurses under pressure to work while they are sick, says RCN

NHS sickness absence figures are distorted by 'high levels of presenteeism', RCN claims

RCN backs opt-out organ donor system for England but says more specialist nurses needed

Max's Law presumed consent organ donor system wins RCN's support

Hospital admissions for self-harm among girls has doubled in two decades

Steep rise in hospital admissions for self-harm in girls, but figure for boys remains static

Trainee nursing associates say they need more learning time

One in four trainee nursing associates find placement pressures harm their learning

Sepsis deaths in English hospitals went up by more than a third in two years

Professor attributes rise in sepsis mortality to antibiotic resistance and greater awareness

EU nurses could face extra NMC fees if there is a hard Brexit

NMC is preparing for a variety of post-Brexit outcomes for nurses who want to come to the UK

NHS pay deal confusion: your questions answered

The 12 biggest questions on the 'misleading' pay deal answered by the RCN

Health Service Safety Investigations Body is vital for patient care, says RCN director

Independent body would also provide safe space for whistleblowers

NHS pay deal: we feel misled by Unison, say member group

Unison faces a call for answers on how NHS pay deal was 'sold' to members

We need to talk about adult social care, urges Local Government Association

Consultation by LGA a bid to influence government ahead of social care green paper

Nursing student to take paid placements petition to parliament

After ‘living wage’ petition secures 350,000 signatures, next goal is parliamentary debate

RCN welcomes decision to allow medicinal cannabis prescribing

Guidance on prescribing, and which conditions it can be used to treat, will follow

Dehydrated nurses in hot weather are a patient safety issue, RCN warns

College says that staff must take breaks and have access to water throughout shifts to avoid...

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