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School nurses develop ‘fun and interactive’ health website for students

Secondary schools in Surrey can access advice on physical and emotional well-being

Make LGBT-awareness training mandatory for nurses, MPs say

Health and social care staff are often unable to tailor care to individuals’ needs – report

Nurses cannot routinely use mental health support service – despite claim they could

Government backtracks on health secretary Matt Hancock’s Twitter statement

Survey reveals mental and physical impact of the cancer nurse shortage

Patients tell Macmillan of unmanageable workloads and unmet needs, such as anxiety and pain

Nurses in Scotland – national mental health reviews need to hear from you

Profession’s input essential to reflect needs of service users and staff – RCN Scotland

Suspended from the register: the health visitor who failed to act on child abuse claim

Emily Whitelaw suspected allegation against a step-grandfather was false

Nursing associate programme: quarter of those who quit failed academic assessments

Evaluation advises introduction of pre-application numeracy programmes

Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

Neurorehabilitation: nurse training programme calls for educational partner

The course, launched by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, will enhance specialist skills

Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

NMC reveals its new fitness to practise support service

Regulator pilots 24-hour emotional support line for registrants undergoing FtP proceedings

Curbing childhood obesity: investment in school nurses and health visitors is key – RCN

Public health warning as chief medical officer calls for snacking ban on public transport

Health visitors: number of home visits should increase to eight, charity recommends

Institute of Health Visiting also advises focusing on 15 ‘high impact areas’ of care

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