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RCN Nursing Awards 2021: don’t delay, enter today

Deadline is 24 May – so enter now to ‘tell the world about nursing excellence’

Boris Johnson defends proposed 1% pay offer after nurse who treated him quits

Prime minister addresses parliament after ICU nurse Jennie McGee leaves NHS

COVID-19: nurse who cared for prime minister in hospital resigns over 1% pay offer

Jenny McGee says she is leaving NHS because nurses ‘are not getting the respect we deserve’

Chester hospital deaths: trial date set for nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital, to stand trial in July 2022

Fitness to practise: nurses wait longer for outcomes as cases pile up

Backlog of FtP cases grows as regulator grapples with staffing and drive to improve decisions

‘Incredibly discriminatory’ email about Nigerian nurse prompts NMC intervention

Regulator and NHS commissioning group investigate message sent to job applicant

Men in Nursing video aims to tackle perceptions and promote diversity

Universities in Northern Ireland want to show nursing as rewarding career for men

Nurses in Scotland to get 4% pay rise amid calls for further talks

Increase ‘without further negotiation’ comes despite rejection of deal by two nursing unions

NMC expected to remove emergency education standards introduced during pandemic

Governing council to decide if standards should be removed and a possible timetable

Nurses say ‘yes’ to joining worldwide nursing network

RCN members want to see college return to the International Council of Nurses

Pop star Dua Lipa pays tribute to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu at Brit Awards

Pioneering nurse welcomes high profile support for profession and nurses’ fair pay campaign

International Nurses’ Day: Crown actor honoured to be part of service hailing nurses

Helena Bonham Carter at Westminster Abbey to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Pandemic has enhanced public image of nursing, poll shows

Survey to mark International Nurses’ Day shows new appreciation of hard work and dedication

Queen’s Speech: government fails to include investment in nursing staff and social care

Priorities should be addressing nursing vacancies and social care reform, says RCN

Nurse who made a joke of handling vulnerable patient’s genitals cautioned by NMC

Five-year caution for nurse convicted of ill-treating patient who lacked capacity

Nursing workforce standards set out basis for safe and effective patient care

RCN issues collective UK standards for employers and health regulators to support nurses
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RCN Nursing Awards 2021: you now have more time to enter and celebrate nurses’ work

Deadline extended to 24 May – so ‘shout about what our magnificent profession has done’

Surge in Google searches about how to become a nurse

Search engine data suggest growing interest in nursing as a career since start of pandemic

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