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Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes new proficiency standards

NMC describes standards, to be implemented by 2020, as ‘ambitious’ despite some criticism

Queen Mary's House

Outrage at plan to sell NHS building that offers London nurses affordable housing

Queen Mary's House in upmarket Hampstead, London, currently houses 52 mainly NHS staff...

Andy Burnham

NHS pay – government needs to go further, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester NHS is an example for the rest of the country, says ex-Labour health...

Social care needs NHS-style funding model, urges RCN activist

Let’s look back to start of NHS and do the same for social care, nurse tell congress

Nurses worldwide need better pay to make profession more attractive – ICN

Governments are failing to use nurse pay and conditions as a lever of workforce expansion

What role for retired nurses in the RCN?

An RCN league of retired nurses could ensure their knowledge is not lost

Caution urged over wider use of bodycams

Body cameras can protect nurses, but may undermine patient dignity, RCN congress hears

Congress calls for referendum on final Brexit deal

RCN resists congress call to lobby for final Brexit referendum until it consults membership

Don't mistake ‘safe’ for therapeutic staffing, congress tells RCN

Therapeutic relationships need more than just safe staffing, mental health nurse warns

Public health nursing cuts ‘will be felt for generations’

Congress backs call to lobby government to reverse ‘short-sighted’ funding cuts in England

Nurses’ reluctance to strike tied our hands, says RCN chief pay negotiator

We couldn’t press for a bigger pay rise as nurses are unlikely to strike – Josie Irwin

Evaline Omondi

‘My boss made me move bay because of a patient’s racist abuse’

Congress gasps as Kenyan nurse recalls how abusive patient questioned her ability

Congress rejects call for strategy on recruiting men

Speakers say they would rather promote nursing to everyone, regardless of gender

Relax limit on child refugees allowed into UK, RCN congress tells government

Child refugees deserve safe haven in the UK, congress speakers say

Easy access to public toilets would cut social isolation, congress hears

RCN urged to campaign for more accessible public toilets, as many have closed due to funding...

RCN congress agrees that government should stop health surcharge for overseas nurses

Kenyan nurse Evaline Omondi explained how the fee had affected her family

NMC chief executive Jackie Smith resigns

'Now is the right time to leave', says Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie...

Congress condemns trend to move NHS staff to private firms

Transfers of NHS staff to private companies to save costs condemned by congress speakers

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