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Jack Grealish assault

Nurses assaulted at work deserve same swift response as Aston Villa footballer

Health professionals too often left waiting for action, says NHS Employers chief executive

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Sanitary products

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

NHS nursing leaders

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

Nurse under supervision

CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

Joanne_Bosanquet

Joanne Bosanquet to become new Foundation of Nursing Studies chief executive

Chair of trustees says Ms Bosanquet will ‘bring exceptional dynamism to the role’

Patricia Dowdy with Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s long-time nurse is struck off by the NMC

Patricia Dowdy faced charges of dishonesty, care failings and lack of qualifications

nurses promote the Shh campaign

Night-shift nurses take practical (and quiet) steps to help patients sleep soundly

How trust's 'Shh' campaign empowers staff to promote restful sleep

Hospital sale

Falling investment in NHS infrastructure ‘puts quality of patient care at risk’

Health Foundation finds 21% reduction in capital funding in England in past eight years

Male allies in the workplace

Male allies ‘part of the solution’ to gender imbalance in top NHS roles

Report says progress relies on men understanding and challenging the barriers women face

Overseas nurses can continue coming to the UK – for now at least

Home Office extends temporary relaxation of visa rules for overseas nurses

Mature nursing students: more flexible study options needed to reverse falling numbers

Study finds many students need to work part-time and have family responsibilities

We will listen to all our members – RCN head’s pledge to college reps

Acting chief executive said decision-making should be open to the whole membership

Diabetes test’s accuracy in pinpointing disease type is improving patient outcomes

Study reveals treatment benefits of C-peptide test – and it’s cheap too

Nurse apprenticeships: we’re being priced out of them, say employers

NHS Employers and RCN react as ministers say they won’t ease financial burden of backfill

Time for CPD: nurses in Scotland could be the first in the UK to win a legal guarantee

New safe staffing law could protect time out for continuing professional development

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