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Candidates announced for forthcoming RCN council elections

Postal ballot opens on 21 November

The Budget: mental health services to get an extra £2 billion

Government goal for mental health will hinge on nurse recruitment and retention, cautions RCN

Unions want NHS trusts to jettison any plans to set up private subsidiaries

Wholly-owned NHS subsidiary companies harm staff's pay and conditions, unions claim

‘BAME staff will be properly represented at the top of the NHS by 2028’

Health minister says senior managers in the NHS must reflect the diversity of the workforce

RCN demands urgent action from government to reduce air pollution

New report reveals many NHS health centres are in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution

RCN lead pay negotiator the latest senior figure to leave college after NHS pay deal row

Josie Irwin to take up a national role at Unison after a quarter of a century at the RCN

Trusts need to spend £1 billion on urgent ‘high risk’ repairs

Figures reveal record-high buildings and equipment maintenance backlog in England

Healthcare regulator monitors NHS trust’s services following inspection concerns

‘Urgent conditions’ imposed on Shrewsbury and Telford’s maternity and emergency departments

Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

‘Nearly one in three of the most deprived boys could be obese by 2030’

Report warns England could fall further behind comparable countries on child health outcomes

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

Fall in school nurse and health visitor numbers is a betrayal of children, says Labour

Government is turning a blind eye to role of early intervention, claims health shadow

Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

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