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Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

A young woman being vaccinated by a nurse

RCN urges university students to get meningitis jab before term starts

First-year students are at elevated risk of meningococcal infection

Scotland Pay Vote

RCN, unions and Scottish Government agree pay increase of at least 9% for nurses

Deal leaves nurses in Scotland ‘significantly better paid’ than those elsewhere in the UK

Rhian Collins

Mental health nurse took her own life after being 'bullied' at work...

Court told nurse was verbally abused by staff at Swansea hospital who made her life '...

Exam results

Nursing student numbers in England fall for second year

Reform of nurse student funding appears to be failing to boost staff and student numbers

Court of Appeal

Bawa-Garba case: NMC has no plans to review FtP of nurse who was struck off

Bank nurse Isabel Amaro was struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter

Voting

RCN announces candidates for president and deputy president

Postal ballot will run from 11 October to 14 November

Several students sat in a lecture theatre

Government sticks to its nursing associates target figure, despite low uptake

Nursing associate apprenticeships are almost 1,500 below projected numbers

Sarah Kuteh

NMC lifts restriction on Christian nurse dismissed after discussing faith with patients

Nurse Sarah Kuteh accepts she 'went too far' by giving a patient her Bible, spokesperson said

Agency staff

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

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

nurse doing paperwork

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

Nurses and midwives report lack of time for continuing professional development

ADHD

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

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