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Nurse who helped pioneer IVF went unrecognised despite colleague’s protests

Nobel Prize winner fought for recognition of Jean Purdy’s role on commemorative plaque

Nurse re-arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lucy Letby is also being questioned about the attempted murder of nine babies

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: vote for who you think should be Patient’s Choice winner

Five inspiring finalists were nominated by grateful patients and families

NHS becoming less diverse at board level, report reveals

RCN warns nurses see lack of opportunity for women, BME staff and those with disabilities

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust: fresh investigation to review patient deaths

Previous reports have already uncovered care failings, and nurses face FtP hearings

Banish idea of nursing as ‘women’s work’ to promote more female health leaders – report

Nursing Now survey analysis suggests ways to address gender imbalance in senior positions

Nurses in Northern Ireland face prospect of industrial action ballot over pay

Unions are in talks to bring NHS salaries in line with those in the rest of the UK

Getting nurse numbers right cuts risk of healthcare-associated infections, study shows

HAIs more likely on wards where there are too few registered nursing staff

Two thirds of homes to be built on former NHS sites are unaffordable to many nurses

New analysis sparks RCN warning of a ‘recruitment and retention crisis’, especially in London

Mumsnet, online degrees and more CPD funding: government ideas to boost nurse numbers

Interim NHS People Plan also includes creation of a ‘compassionate workplace culture’

Almost a third of NHS hospital trusts in England still allow smoking on grounds

Public Health England campaign demands a smoke-free health service

Poor pay and lack of staff threaten the future of adult social care – report

The Health Foundation is calling for an urgent shake-up in funding

Hundreds of healthcare workers killed or injured in conflict zones in 2018

Report reveals extent of casualties among health workers in the world’s most dangerous places

Nurse who offered to pray for patients was fairly dismissed, Court of Appeal says

Ruling adds that Sarah Kuteh’s appeal against sacking had ‘no reasonable prospect of success’

2020 is declared the international year of the nurse and midwife

It’s an opportunity to put the work of nurses and midwives in the spotlight

Loneliness has become a social epidemic and it’s harming health, RCN congress hears

College members want RCN to work with ministers to tackle loneliness

Lobby politicians to act against child poverty, RCN members tell college

Nurse activists highlight effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on children and families

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