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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

New 10.8% Jersey pay offer may avert nursing strike

Proposed deal ensures pay parity with other healthcare professionals by 2020

One third of young people have experienced trauma, says study

There is a lack of professional help for children with mental health problems
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NHS staff survey: nurses bear the brunt of short-staffing, violent assaults and bullying

Survey points to unhappiness over pay and working hours – but enthusiasm remains high

Nurse spared jail after stealing more than £25,000 from a former employer

Sarah Merry took advantage of a payroll error after leaving Cwm Taf University Health Board

Claims of surge in male nursing applicants ‘ignore overall decline’

NHS England credits recruitment campaign, but others say numbers are ‘not even close to 2016’

Trust enables patients to access online health records from home

System gives patients more control over their healthcare, says Southampton trust

District nurse apprenticeships win key backing

Employer-funded education model is ‘clear recognition of the highly skilled role’

Nurses’ leader goes on hunger strike over pay progression row

Union president’s protest at legal move against striking nurses in Portugal

Flu vaccine proving more effective among children than adults in England

Good news, says Public Health England, because children are ‘super spreaders’ of flu

‘Nurses would be paid more if employers recognised their role as safety-critical’

Academic tells BBC Woman’s Hour male nurses get more than their fair share of top jobs

Children and young people at heightened risk of dying from asthma in the UK

Study finds high levels of childhood obesity too – amid decline in school nurse numbers

New three-minute sepsis detection test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Experts hope low-cost biomarker test will be available in the NHS in three to five years

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